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25 Jun, 2007

I, for one, welcome our Asian exercise overlords

Posted by: Dave In: Productivity |Science |Technology

treadmill.jpg A gym in Hong Kong has come up with a brilliant idea.  Hook up all those treadmills, stairmasters and bicycles to generators and store all of that “free” energy that people are creating in the gym to help power the building.

Link to Treehugger article.

“Mr Chang, can you please pick up the pace?  The people in the finance department just installed new electric pencil sharpeners and we need the extra voltage.”

3 Responses to "I, for one, welcome our Asian exercise overlords"

1 | Daniel Pasco

June 25th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

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Excellent. I thought of this several years ago and I’m glad to see that someone is trying it out. It’s a great idea, whoever does it.

2 | Dave

June 25th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

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I agree.

I wonder how much potential energy in inside a busy gym?

3 | Nate

June 28th, 2007 at 2:33 pm

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Genius!
Now if they can just make little battery packs for our shoes?

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  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
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