Quantum Locking and the Earth's Magnetic Field

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Don't know if this is the right place to post this, but it seemed like the best place to start.
I'm wondering how much stronger would the earths magnetic field need to be in order to make quantum levitation using earths magnetic field alone a possibility.
Bonus: Effects the change in strength of the field would have on other systems?
Extra bonus: Thoughts on how increasing the strength of the earths magnetic field would be possible?

Writing some science-fiction. Thank you!
 

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It sounds like you are working on a SF story. Is that the case?
 
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It sounds like you are working on a SF story. Is that the case?
Yes, though I didn't put my original post in this forum because in the rules it says, "this forum is ONLY for the discussion of existing science fiction and fantasy stories..." Did I miss something?? I am super new here, so my apologies.
 
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Yes, though I didn't put my original post in this forum because in the rules it says, "this forum is ONLY for the discussion of existing science fiction and fantasy stories..." Did I miss something?? I am super new here, so my apologies.
PF gets its share of SF scenarios to comment on. Sometimes there turns out to be a glimmer of actual Science in them. There is plenty of SF that's really entertaining, based on total nonsense so don't feel bad when we're grumpy. :smile:
 
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Yes, though I didn't put my original post in this forum because in the rules it says, "this forum is ONLY for the discussion of existing science fiction and fantasy stories..." Did I miss something?? I am super new here, so my apologies.
There are two SciFi subforums: one for existing stuff and one for those who try to develop something and came to ask about the physical background of ideas. The latter is the one I just moved your thread into.
 
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I'm wondering how much stronger would the earths magnetic field need to be in order to make quantum levitation using earths magnetic field alone a possibility.
That depends on what and how heavy is the thing you want to levitate.
 
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That depends on what and how heavy is the thing you want to levitate.
Very large objects. I'm thinking of things the size of islands or even bigger. I don't have an exact size in mind, but very, very large.
 

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