Turn Off Gravity: Elevator at Work Mystery

• oedipa maas
In summary, the conversation is about an elevator at work and the possibility of flipping a switch to turn off all gravitational interactions. The conversation includes jokes about free falling in elevators and turning off gravity. Some people believe that others in the building know how to turn off gravity, but it is unclear if this is true or just a joke.
oedipa maas

This is the elevator at work. We're not sure if flipping the switch merely counteracts the Earth's gravitational field or if it completely turns off all gravitational interactions.

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oedipa maas said:

This is the elevator at work. We're not sure if flipping the switch merely counteracts the Earth's gravitational field or if it completely turns off all gravitational interactions.

It's not like the elevators in coal mines where you push the button and you free fall nearly all the way to the bottom, is it? If the coworkers were nice, they had a spare set of clothes for the newbie waiting at the bottom (if dropping in free fall with the lights off and screaming in mock terror could possibly be considered nice).

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Nice piece of levity.

Is this for humor, or is it for real?

Humor of course, mate!

Oh , I'm having my exams these days so don't judge me, lol

Yeah, I've beenon one of those

^good luck for those

"turning off gravity"

you're just not being told

(the others in the building just aren't telling you that they 'know' how to turn 'gravity' off)

1. What is the concept behind "Turn Off Gravity: Elevator at Work Mystery"?

The concept behind this mystery is to explore what would happen if gravity were to suddenly be turned off in an elevator while it is in motion. This raises questions about the laws of physics and how it would affect the passengers and the elevator itself.

2. Can gravity actually be turned off in an elevator?

No, currently there is no technology or scientific understanding that would allow for gravity to be turned off in a specific area or object. The concept of gravity is a fundamental force of nature and cannot be manipulated in this way.

3. What would happen to the passengers inside the elevator if gravity were turned off?

In a hypothetical scenario where gravity is turned off in an elevator, the passengers would experience weightlessness and be able to float around inside the elevator. However, without any other external forces acting on them, they would remain in the same position relative to each other and the elevator's walls. This means that they would not be able to move or walk around as they would on Earth.

4. Would the elevator continue to move or would it stop?

In order for an elevator to move, it needs to have a force acting on it, such as gravity or an elevator motor. If gravity were turned off, the elevator motor would still be functioning, so the elevator would continue to move. However, without the force of gravity, the elevator may not move in the same way and could potentially become unstable.

5. How would turning off gravity in an elevator affect its structural integrity?

Without the force of gravity, the elevator's weight would essentially be zero. This could potentially put less stress on the elevator's structure, but it could also cause it to become unstable and possibly cause damage. Additionally, the elevator's doors and other mechanisms may not function properly without the force of gravity to assist them.

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