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oi the waiting.
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Queue elevator music and uncomfortable moment of silence....for 7.5 days.
Edit: Oh, and question. What happens when they build this thing and there is another massive earthquake/tsunami? Will the elevator rip from the ground and float off into space?

They won't build it in Japan. Physically impossible, it's too far north. It would have to be closer to the equator. They'll probably pick a spot that's relatively safe from natural disasters and social upsets.

South Africa seems like a good location biggrin.gif
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Makes me think of Gundam 00.
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Think the Japanese got that concept from Gundam 00 for space elevators. Don't know how this will be feasible.

Only need two more and two giant rings to connect them all. biggrin.gif
     
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Think the Japanese got that concept from Gundam 00 for space elevators. Don't know how this will be feasible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator

Sorry, but Gundam came out way after 1895.
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I was trying to do the math, and it all depends where you put it. For example, if you put it anywhere but the equator, you'll find that the elevator will end up "tilted" because of the axial rotation of the Earth. I suppose they all did the math already, and saw how it is plausible, but damn, I don't think we are ready enough technologically to do something like this.
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oh god, looks like they watched to much Gundam 00 tongue.gif
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I was trying to do the math, and it all depends where you put it. For example, if you put it anywhere but the equator, you'll find that the elevator will end up "tilted" because of the axial rotation of the Earth. I suppose they all did the math already, and saw how it is plausible, but damn, I don't think we are ready enough technologically to do something like this.

What about on the pole's. Seemed like a good idea to me as it would just spin... but then again I don't think much so rolleyes.gif
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At the equator the surface of the earth is spinning at like 1700km/h. Even building this quite a ways north or south would still be causing what ever would be on the end to go flying at insane speeds...it would get shot like a sling shot. I wonder if the sense of stillness we have on the surface would be transferred to what ever is on the end of the cables if they went up or if it would be like riding in a tether ball that had just smacked. If the cables were bending and stretching I think there would be some acceleration/deceleration as well. If they dropped them down from space they would appear to us to go flying by as fast the ground is spinning.
I think I will pass lovin' in this elevator.

It would have our momentum.
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I was trying to do the math, and it all depends where you put it. For example, if you put it anywhere but the equator, you'll find that the elevator will end up "tilted" because of the axial rotation of the Earth. I suppose they all did the math already, and saw how it is plausible, but damn, I don't think we are ready enough technologically to do something like this.

What about on the pole's. Seemed like a good idea to me as it would just spin... but then again I don't think much so rolleyes.gif

Earth doesn't really spin on the poles, it kinda wobbles instead.
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