Over 150,000 people die each day in the world. How about Soylent Green fuel as a supplemental energy resource?
You may think you’re joking.
The fastest eco boat on the planet will attempt to break the round the world speed record using fuel made from human fat.
Pete Bethune, the New Zealand skipper of Earthrace, said the attempt to circumnavigate the globe would begin from Valencia in Spain on March 1 next year.
Bethune and his wife mortgaged their house and sold everything they own to help make the project happen, while continuing to seek support from sponsors.
And, don’t think the military hasn’t thought about this, because they have.
It could be a combination of 19th-century mechanics, 21st-century technology 㔌 and a 20th-century horror movie.
A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find 㔌 grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.
Robotic Technology Inc.‘s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot 㔌 that’s right, “EATR” 㔌 “can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment (and other organically-based energy sources), as well as use conventional and alternative fuels (such as gasoline, heavy fuel, kerosene, diesel, propane, coal, cooking oil, and solar) when suitable,” reads the company’s Web site.
That “biomass” and “other organically-based energy sources” wouldn’t necessarily be limited to plant material 㔌 animal and human corpses contain plenty of energy, and they’d be plentiful in a war zone.
How’s that for your dystopian future: A planet eternally consumed by war, because the weapons of war are powered by the corpses of the fallen.