This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://level1techs.com/video/level1-news-november-30-2018-fish-ships
the Hatsune Miku story is kinda interesting and im not bothered by it. Its off to the side and its own thing. All parties consent and nobody is harmed.
Let me introduce you to the fascinating concept of Magnetohydrodynamics and MHD drives.
There is no magnetic field involved in the propulsion in this case but it is not necessary. This concept works in air, so you could really make a completely silent airplane. There are three major problems though
- poor power density
- still veeery low efficency
- the resulting ionized air ( ions are nucleation catalysts and in big quantity can have a lot of other side effects )
favorite quote on this one: “don’t squeeze me i’m full of urine”
So… When are you gonna show us our checkmark records?