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Actuarial Post: Perpetual Motion – The lives we live today

Actuarial Post: Perpetual Motion – The lives we live today

By Tom Murray, Head of Product Strategy, Exaxe.

[dropcap letter="T"]he UK Patent Office refuses to grant patents for perpetual motion machines on the basis that they have no industrial application. While any perpetual motion machine would obviously have enormous industrial application, the ruling of the patent office is designed to prevent them from having to wade through tons of patent applications for machines which are designed in such a way that they blatantly defy the laws of physics and to date have never managed to transfer to working viable models.

However, the search for the elusive perpetual motion machine is now over. Observation reveals that the answer is the human race, which over the last few decades has reached a state of activity and mobility the likes of which has never been seen before on the planet. 24-hour news cycles merely reflect the 24x7 activity level of mankind that has become the norm in recent decades. After thousands of years of working in harmony with nature, humans have now conquered nature and have achieved mobility and activity levels that bear no relation to their own physical capacities or to the natural rhythms of the planet...

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