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Superhumans as power sources

13 Dec 2021 18:16 #72931 by slim36
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Humans are limited as power sources.  Human technology harnesses energy sources that are limited by natural resources.  What if the same power source that empowers superhumans could be used to relieve human dependence on natural resources?   Could superhumans be enclosed in a device the same size as a generator trailer with electrical terminals.  or an actual shaft to replace a large engine?
If superhuman cells could be packaged into a cylinder with a connecting rod, these could replace a cylinder in a piston engine?

This could be a form of punishment for superhumans like prison.   They would need to be fitted with a reliable control system to adjust the power output and make sure they never broke out of the box.   A breakout might be more damaging that a dam failure.   Would they also sell some backup systems like an assassin in suspended animation?  If superhuman cells could be cultured like they are creating lab grown synthetic meat, maybe they could be formed into powerful actuators.  Could use of superhuman power here cause environment damage to the superhuman home?
 

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13 Dec 2021 18:36 #72932 by Rjjt456
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It sounds like an interesting idea to explore.
The story could be about a person, or a couple. The female could be a (new) hero that might be framed for something. This could give an excuse for the prison system to be explained?

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13 Dec 2021 18:40 - 23 Dec 2021 02:47 #72933 by Monty
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I immediately thought of Supergirl Wind (or Wendy) Farms.
After standing on the farm, and starting to inhale into her super impressive large lungs at 8:30 in the morning,
one of the guys asked "Wendy, will you need a break for lunch?"
One if the others said "Shhhhh, she is concentrating on her inhalation"
She can begin to blow effortlessly at half past nine from the ground to rotate the behemoth sails, turning her head continuously across her windfarm with just one long breath out in an eight hour shift. Better not blow too hard though, as she'll end up blowing the contraptions over!
When that happened on the first day, the scientists agreed Wendy should just fly up and push and spin one of the third of a ton blades at an astronomical speed, and then quickly move onto the next one. Unfortunately, in an effort to impress her new employers, Wendy pushed a little too hard sending the large devices toppling over.
 "Oops!" she giggled whilst picking up one of the thirty metre long concrete turbine masts with one hand.
"Can I come back tomorrow?"
The scientists looked on, mouths agape, in helpless despair...
"Um, Wendy? Can you come back in, in two weeks time, after we have carried out the repairs here? "
 "Oh, I can easily help out with the repairs!"
 "No, No Wendy, that won't be necessary!"
 "Geez!" they whispered , thinking they were out of her hearing range.
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13 Dec 2021 22:21 #72939 by slim36
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Sellers of the new mysterious power source could charge a lot for these inexhaustible generators.  A weak link in the system might be human technicians that were hypnotized by seeing the nature of the power source and trying to help one escape.    They might need to have 2 person crews assigned like nuclear missile crews.
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15 Dec 2021 18:31 #72957 by Monty
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I immediately thought of Supergirl Wind (or Wendy) Farms.
She can blow effortlessly from the ground to rotate the behemoth sails with just one long breath out in an eight hour shift. Better not blow too hard though, as she'll end up blowing the contraptions over!
When that happened on the first day, the scientists agreed Wendy should just fly up and push and spin one of the third of a ton blades at an astronomical speed. Unfortunately, in an effort to impress her new employers Wendy pushed a little too hard sending the large devices toppling over.
 "Oops!" she giggled whilst picking up one of the concrete turbine masts single-handed "Can I come back tomorrow?"
The scientists looked on, mouths agape, in helpless despair..
 
Speaking of Wendy, I think she got kinda annoyed about not keeping her new day job!

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15 Dec 2021 20:25 - 16 Dec 2021 08:33 #72959 by slim36
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To go deeper into psuedoscience imagine alien technology that for unknown reason produces human lookalikes of similar size, but powered by fuel of higher energy density.
Because these are very smart aliens they can use these fuels without producing the excess heat required by most human technology.  Maybe they could use ambient oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide to appear more human.
  
Can see the human fuels of sugar and fat metabolism
 

The biggest increase is if they are able to go to nuclear power
 
If the aliens are really crazy and crafty they could power their creation at godlike level with different types of nuclear fuels, all the way up to antimatter.   The humans would be truly amazed by such with that much power available.   It would be way beyond human understanding how to contain such reactions and the radiation,  but these are aliens that probably create life and galaixies as junior science projects
 
It would be natural that energy could be radiated at different wavelengths and power levels.
An additional option would be energy storage to allow recharging if the energy production or digestion of fuel were to produce unwanted byproducts like heat or radiation.
The ability to digest ordinary food with antimatter and completely convert mass into energy would remove the need for any special food or fuels. 

Graphs from
energyeducation.ca/encyclopedia/Energy_density 
www.drexel.edu/~/media/Files/greatworks/...EnergyDensities.ashx,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_density


 

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16 Dec 2021 13:45 #72965 by italy877
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What show is that from?

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16 Dec 2021 15:08 - 16 Dec 2021 15:15 #72966 by Monty
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What show is that from?

 
The show is called Freaks. It is on Netflix.

And, believe me, you don't want to mess with Wendy!

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16 Dec 2021 16:58 #72967 by LustMonster
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The ability to make your foes emit the Wilhelm Scream should be counted as a power in itself.

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16 Dec 2021 17:40 #72968 by Monty
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What show is that from?


 
The show is called Freaks. It is on Netflix.

And, believe me, you don't want to mess with Wendy!

Halfway through this episode, the guy with bruises and bandages all over his face who put in an assault charge to the police is in a room for questioning. A lady comes in, the police officers leave, and she turns the dictaphone off, and says;
"So you and your five friends were beaten up by one woman? "
A laugh out loud moment!
Do not mess with Wendy!

 
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17 Dec 2021 15:37 #72974 by Woodclaw
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The ability to make your foes emit the Wilhelm Scream should be counted as a power in itself.
The what now?

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17 Dec 2021 16:03 #72975 by lojack
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Woodclaw-

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_scream

Once you hear it, you can’t unhear- you’ll notice it when you encounter it.

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22 Dec 2021 22:01 - 24 Dec 2021 07:57 #73013 by Monty
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I have updated Wendy's two day apprenticeship at the wind farm here in the blue text below.
It certainly was an eventful couple of days for the young jobstarter who had set out to seek to impress her new bosses....

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I immediately thought of Supergirl Wind (or Wendy) Farms.

After standing on the farm, and starting to inhale a deep breath into her super powerful, impressive large lungs at eight o'clock in the morning, one of the guys asked "Wendy, will you need a break for lunch?"
She glanced over, but kept drawing her breath in. She knew deep down that she wouldn't need a lunch break, lunch breaks were for your 'average' employees!
​​One of the other scientists said "Shhhhh, she is concentrating on her inhalation"
At nine o'clock, after a whole hour of sucking in her air relentlessly, she held her breath momentarily that was now fully compressed in her super lungs below her now prominent and expanded chest. 
​​​​​​Wendy began to blow effortlessly from her pose, hands on hips, from the ground to rotate the behemoth sails, turning her body continuously along the edges of her wind farm with just one long continuous breath out in an eight hour shift. Better not blow too hard though, as she'll end up blowing the contraptions over!
When that happened on the first day, the scientists agreed Wendy should just fly up and push and spin one of the third of a ton blades at an astronomical speed, and then quickly move onto the next one 50 yards away. Unfortunately, in an effort to impress her new employers, Wendy pushed a little too hard sending the large devices toppling over.
 "Oops!" she giggled whilst picking up one of the thirty metre long concrete turbine masts with one hand.
"Can I come back tomorrow?"
The scientists looked on, mouths agape, in helpless despair...
"Um, Wendy? Can you come back in, in maybe two weeks time?, after we have carried out the repairs here? "
 "Oh, I can easily help out with the repairs tomorrow and have the masts all fixed up in half a day!"
 " No, No Wendy, that won't be necessary! "
 "Jeez! She is out of control already!" they whispered , thinking they were out of her hearing range.​​​​​​
 "Well, that's just fine with me!" She snapped back. "I'll show you what 'out of control ' really means!
With that, and whilst still grasping the large concrete structure in her one clenched fist, she bent her knees, glanced upwards and rocketed into the sky above. Hundreds of feet up she declared 'It's time to let go' and pushed her windmill crashing into the farm's now shaking ground! Wendy would never return to this place of work...


 
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23 Dec 2021 11:57 #73016 by The Highlander
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Funnily enough I’ve read a couple of stories that feature superwoman used as power sources. One of them (it’s more of an FMG story) has a superstrong woman pedalling an exercise bike linked to a generator to produce electricity (link www.deviantart.com/chasbanner/art/Colleg...ies-part-4-375087101). There’s also a small imagine spot from one of Angel Falls’ villains which features her arch enemy (who’s an energy based hero) being locked up in a power station that drains energy from her directly (link www.deviantart.com/u1trawoman/art/Welcom...Ultropolis-190790389).

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23 Dec 2021 17:48 #73020 by blueriver
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I think this is highly relevant here: www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2305
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24 Dec 2021 17:21 - 24 Dec 2021 23:52 #73026 by Monty
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I think this is highly relevant here: www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2305
The scientists could have bought in an hourly rota with Supergirl if they brought her in on the scene. 12 on, then 12 off in a 24 hour shift. 
If Kara / Melissa found that too easy she could switch to 4 days on, 4 days off to recuperate and try to explain to her other boss at the Planet why they both keep disappearing at different times!
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