I make periodic references to all the perpetual motion machines to which people from all over the globe introduce to me at the rate of at least once a month. Because of the stigma attached to the term “perpetual motion,” most of them don’t use that term. But this one sure does; they’re quite unabashed about it. 500 watts in, 2000 watts out, using compressed air, getting more energy out of uncompressing the air than they put into compressing it. Pure gibberish.
I spoke on the phone yesterday with the media contact who swears this is real, that it’s been tested, etc. He seems like a reasonable and honest bloke. “You’re being lied to,” I told him calmly. “But it really works; you can see it,” he replied.
“This has the same level of credibility with me as your saying you have a machine that spins straw into gold. I urge you to sort this out, and then run away, before someone gets indicted on fraud charges and winds up making license plates for a few years.”
Having said all this, these people are local to me; I think I will schedule a time to go look at it. More later.