SciFi Inspired Technologies Becoming Real; Turbolift

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In tech news, ThyssenKrupp has invented the turbolift.


WIRED said:
The Multi is the first ropeless lift, built using the same magnetic levitation technology used in Japan's bullet train and proposed for the Hyperloop. In the same way the train slides along a track horizontally, the lift travels both vertically, horizontally and diagonally around a building riding an electromagnetic field, a system known as a linear drive.
I'm excited to see it implemented. Hopefully it won't take too long to catch on. Unfortunately, I'm not often in buildings tall enough to benefit from this technology.
 
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From an engineering perspective or as a user? Would the user notice anything different?
That's an interesting dichotomy. I'm going to have to say the engineering perspective. I like that it will be functional to arbitrary heights. I also like that they're improving on a facet of the tech that hasn't seen a lot of change in a long time.
 
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Would the user notice anything different?

one would hope that it may be a smoother ride ? :smile:
 

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