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Seikaisuru Kado Episode 5: Unlimited energy for all!


I'm not entirely sure how I should evaluate this episode. The concept of the Wam that was revealed is interesting, but the episode felt like it skipped a few conversations. For example, why did Yaha-kui need Shinawa to study the Wam? What was Shindo doing to facilitate her understanding of the Wam? Why was the UN's legitimate worry about terrorists wielding the Wam something that was tacked on in the end?

If I had to say anything, it's that there's a lot to think about here...

Not a lot happening in these opening scenes...

Yup, that is the appropriate first response. Surely it tastes like candy, right? Nothing weird going on here.

To be fair, labs don't really fall under the typical teacher-student relationship. I'd say "mentor" is the better word. But given this girl's personality, this revelation wasn't too surprising.

I guess this is a really long-winded way for Yaha-kui to say "I did what I thought was the right thing to do"? This concept of caution with innovation because of the potential implications of new technology is not really a new one. I've always thought of it as a stifling idea, but I guess I can understand the fears involved.

I'm not great with economics, but can this really happen? Or do they just mean freezing all international accounts?

I didn't quite understand this part of the conversation. Sure I get that Yaha-kui is suggesting that humans can be influenced/distracted by EM waves despite not feeling it. It probably gives some fuel to the whole "looking at screens is rotting your brain" idea. I'm not a huge fan of it, but I admit the possibility is there.

But why focus on EM waves in particular in this conversation? I'm not really familiar with shielded rooms. It makes sense if the room is meant to block EM radiation in particular. But the blue stuff lining walls looks like soundproofing.

I can't tell if she's thinking too hard or just embarrassed. And the professor asks a fair question. What exactly is Shindo doing in there?

Yaha-kui is still missing the point, right? It's not that the Wam are a precious resource. He sees the Wam as something every human deserves to have access to and the UN disagrees. That's the bigger issue, isn't it? Is this going to become a factor later? Because it makes sense for Yaha-kui not to understand that.

There's a "people kill people" argument in here somewhere...probably want to be careful with that.

Sure, makes sense. What's the twist?

Uhh...I got nothing on this one. I certainly don't have a particular reason why an object's shape couldn't have an influence on the energy it generates. I'm more wondering how you can get a 3D object into a shape that accesses another dimension. But I leave that to the physics guys?

Your greed's showing a little there, buddy.



  • Nightsworn

    May 8, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

    Physics guy is at a loss here. I've never heard of someone being able to fold paper into the higher dimensions. This episode was kind of a disaster on a whole for physics though. I mean, EM waves do affect the body. Visible light is an EM wave, and that affects our retinas. Additionally, gamma rays can cause serious ionization and infrared radiation is basically heat. How can he hope to block out the natural EM radiation emitted by every black body with that blue stuff? D: Also, the paper folding thing was pretty crap. Even if we assume that its just the presence of the higher dimensions that sends the paper folded in that way makes the equilibrium point unstable and gravity causes it to decay into some weird extradimensional gyroscope, we wouldn't be able to extract any useful energy from that...

    Also, 10 Nobel prizes? Judging by her apparent age, she'd need to have made about two Nobel prize worthy discoveries already and given that she seems to be relatively unknown, I doubt she has. She'd better get busy... (although this anisotropy stuff is perfect material to start with, I guess) I'm jsut glad my face doesn't go red when I think super hard... (it doesn't, does it? D:)

    Oh well, it's still interesting.

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    marthaurion

    May 8, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

    nooooooooo! physics guy was our last hope!! you were supposed to be the one that folded new energy for us!

    i had the same reaction to the EM thing...at least the visible light part. it could be argued that the damage that gamma radiation causes isn't technically "receiving" the waves, but the visible light thing is pretty clear. just feels like unfortunate wording for the supernatural being D:

    what if you just get 5 at the same time? that's totally possible, right?

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    Nightsworn

    May 8, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

    I'm sorry D: I'll try to change the rules, but conservation of energy seems pretty immutable from where I am D:

    Well, if your brain gets ionized it isn't good, for sure :D

    Given that the Nobel Prize in physics is a once per year thing, probably not. I'm also pretty certain that after 3 or 4, the committee would stop giving it to her to give other people a chance, so the magnitude of her discoveries would need to grow to the point where she would have to solve physics in its entirety to get any more recognition :L

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    marthaurion

    May 8, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

    but what about your 10 nobel prizes? D:

    should we test it? stand over there...

    that sounds pretty easy D: doesnt she have access to an extra-dimensional being?

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    Nightsworn

    May 8, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

    I'll start next year, it'll be fine :D

    I'm a theoretical physicist, not an experimental one. No need to test it :D

    Yeah, but once she's solved physics for maybe her 6th Nobel prize, how's she going to get the other 4? D:

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    marthaurion

    May 8, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

    okay then :D

    test it for science!

    solve life? solve the universe? solve everything?

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    Nightsworn

    May 8, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

    Nahh... calculations are a good enough proof that ionizing radiation = bad for your brain :D

    Physics is everything! The other subjects can be trivially derived from it :D

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    marthaurion

    May 8, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

    i dunno...everything's already set up for you...

    physics is just applied math :D

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    Nightsworn

    May 8, 2017, 7:54 p.m.

    Ionizing people's organs is nothing new! There'll be no new results gained from this at all! *backs away*

    Nah, math is just unapplied physics :D

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    marthaurion

    May 8, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

    this is for educating the masses D:

    *shifts gaze*

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    Nightsworn

    May 8, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

    If the masses don't know this, then maybe it's them who should be ionized instead? :D *points the ionization beam at the crowd*

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    marthaurion

    May 8, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

    *records it for youtube*

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