Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris, made the statement that the Academy "will no longer accept or deal with proposals concerning perpetual motion."
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The reasoning was that perpetual motion is impossible to achieve and that the search for it is time consuming and very expensive. According to the members of the academy, those bright minds dedicating their time and resources to this search, could be utilized much better in other, more reasonable endeavors
It doesn't matter that impractical prototypes of these machines have been around 100 years before the Academy was created or, that Nikola Telsa deemed that such a device is indeed probable and within our scientific reach,
A departure from known methods – possibility of a "self-acting" engine or machine, inanimate, yet capable, like a living being, of deriving energy from the medium – the ideal way of obtaining motive power.
The Motionless electromagnetic generator (MEG), granted a U.S. patent in 2002. [It] is most notable for claims of over-unity operation, a feat which would violate the first law of thermodynamics. Allegedly, the device can eventually sustain its operation in addition to powering a load without application of external electrical power, by extraction of vacuum energy from the immediate environment.
What do members think of the possibility of the existence of these machines and powerful corporations hurting their funding opportunities Such as the oil industry and electric industry?