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    Posted April 1, 2014 by
    xkater
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    Mesa, Arizona
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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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    Think OUTSIDE THE BOX

     

    Thinking outside the box:
    I woke up today, April Fool's Day, and a really crazy idea hit me. Maybe I am a fool, but I thought of a way to search for FLIGHT 370. I did not even wait to work out details, there are plenty of experts for that.
    My idea is that given the vastness of the search areas and the surgical type methods used, we have to rely too much on luck.
    Here is the greatest opportunity to work out a wonderful method for this type of search: I would call it SIFT-COMBING. Don't laugh. Already we have several countries cooperating, but my method expands the cooperation to still more. How?
    Short description: CREATE A HUGE NET. Everyone creates a piece of the net, then they assemble it. The assembled net would be dragged by 2 ships and 2 subs in formation to collect whatever it can from surface and the deep. The bottom of the net would have weights and small anchors to grab on to objects. Those can also be equiped with sensors, cams, whatever. (This thing could be reused for other purposes too.) I would leave it to experts how to get around sea creatures and the rough features at the bottom.
    Even a net 10 miles by 10 miles (plus the extensions at the bottom) will sift and comb a great volume of the search area. Unlike the present type of search, this one has some meat to it. It is also a wonderful activity for humans to learn to do good things together. Ultimately It will save gas and resources, it will be more efficient and less self-defeating.
    If humans don't think outside the BOX, we will not be ready for the challenges of the future. THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY, RUN WITH IT. If my idea is used I will be happy.
    Multiple nets can also be dragged in formation and cover larger volumes of water.

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