bird's-eye view of sea waves 
Photo by Andrzej Kryszpiniuk on Unsplash

Cleaning the seas with asymmetric motion capture


I have always liked asymmetric motion capture. Things like zip-tie, rachets, and tesla valves.

It deeply saddens me that Maxwell’s Demon doesn’t actually work. (At least the extensions to Szilard’s engine and Landauer’s principle don’t incrementally sadden me.)

Every once in a great while, I come across a practical macroscopic application of asymmetric motion capture. Ten years ago, I saw a novel wind energy capture device. The Seabin is the first one I have been excited about since then, so I wanted to share it with you.



More information about Seabins is available from the World Economic Forum.


Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.

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