The video below starts out with an official logo to bring in the credibility factor for all the gullible people dying to see new transportation technology and video game enthusiasts. The logo is displayed as JIST or Japan Institute of Science and Technology.
The description in the video is just about the same as the description they provide to tell you what’s happening in the video, “Here is a short footage on our recent work on quantum levitation. We were inspired by the game Wipe’out to do our work. With this new technology, we hope to revolutionize the world of motor transport; Maybe in a near future we could assist to a real Wipe’out race.”
The next dose of credibility is added with some official looking copyright notices and fair use disclaimers:
“Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Note: NO COPYRIGHT INTENDED in this video.
(C) Copyright! All rights reserved belong to Sony Entertainment and SCE Studio Liverpool.
Music Soundtrack Used :
Smart Systems by Mist
Seven Stitches by Noisia
Contact us : firstname.lastname@example.org”
There haven’t been many people to debunk the video as it has a realistic look to it. The way the video and techniques were debunked wasn’t by the science community or some high profile EDU professor but by a person debunking the video as bad CGI. Yes, it’s pretty conclusive the Controlled Quantum Levitation is fake!
A user by the name of minxamo on YouTube provided a video that, “Increased contrast to show the smoke clipping through the track more clearly. Happens at around 1:14.” This video slows down the popular, “Controlled Quantum Levitation on a Wipe’Out Track” video and shows how the smoke rolling off of the wipeout vehicles accidentally wraps around the track outside of where it would normally be. Essentially the error in computer generated imagery was barely there but has revealed that all this popular buzz is around a fake technology video that everyone ate up like candy.
You can see the debunk video and the original video both below. What do you think? Does the Controlled Quantum Levitation look real even though you can see the smoke go outside of the track where it shouldn’t be?
Other users on the debunk video didn’t seem impressed saying things like:
“I could tell it was fake the first time I saw the video. Its surprising how people cant clearly see that it is a CGI model…but on the other hand they call videos which are obviously real fake.”
“If a scientist was to demonstrate the effects of quantum locking on a track they would not bother using little wipeout vehicles and also go to the bother of painting graphics on the vehicles, also using such a slim vehicle would reduce the size of the ‘supposed’ nitrogen tank. Also, correct me if I’m wrong but magnetic flow always flows at 90 degrees to the flow of a current, Lenz’s law. The diagram shows the magnetic flow running parallel to the flow of current. Busted! :)”