The present invention has discovered the apparent existence of a new dimension capable of acting as a medium for RE signals. Initial benefits of penetrating this new dimension include sending RF signals faster than the speed of light, extending the effective distance of RF transmitters at the same power radiated, penetrating known RF shielding devices, and accelerating plant growth exposed to the by-product energy of the RF transmissions.
patent granted on faster-than-light communication
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ha, this seems like something which shouldn't have been granted (but on the other hand, if it's not going to be used anyway why bother denying it)
an invention doesn't have to work to be patented.
This is a common misconception expolited by scam artists to give themselves credibility. "This remarkable new product is patented in 4 different countries! Buy Now!"
but the patent office isn't supposed to grant impossible patents (like perpetual motion machines)
they said gallelio and columbus were crazy too.
But remember how they, together, saved humanity from the space monsters?
wait, I thought that was Leonardo DiCaprio and Columbus
You guys are all missing the best part!
Accelerated plant growth!
I guess since light makes plants grow, faster-than light makes them go totally nutso.
Like, will that work with, uh, like, Hydroponics, maaan?
Cool. Some hippie quantum physicist will be able to grow an exotic superweed.
no, Leo was the spacemonster. After his defeat (using patented technology from Alex Chiu) but he was banished to Hippie Island
Hippy Island is a peninsula.
The patent office is supposed to require that an invention have been 'reduced to practice' (i.e. a working prototype has been built) before granting the patent. They stopped doing this a few years ago.
The patent office also formerly had a policy of rejecting any perpetual motion machine out of hand, without evaluating it. They stopped that one a few years ago as well.
From a brief look at the patent, what gets me is you'd think the exact conditions for this would be happening all the time on, say, the sun, or any other high energy radiating body (pulsars, etc). I think conservation of mass and energy would have to be modified if this were true, since these bodies would be radiating into the "other dimension" all the time. Ah well, I'm no PhD.