I dont know that this completely fits in the mech. eng. category but I figure this crowd would know as well as anyone. so I like to spend my free time thinking about these kinds of things. Im always trying to come up with innovative solutions to problems. here goes, I have seen the various earthquake suppresion technologies that have sprouted up over the years like the stilt type things that work something like a Kugel ball. But I thought of something that might work in a similar way; A series of vertically and horizontally mounted Watt linkages. Any thoughts on how this might work out?