Thanks for the warning - I'm used to the taste of shoe leather, and have, more than once, had my foot in my mouth clear up to my knee. I have read what I can find (I tend to skip over the calculus stuff) but remain skeptical.
Many folks who's title end in "cist" as in aerodynamicist or physicist etc. have also eaten crow and come to terms with the fact that they were proven wrong on DDWFTTW..
Could you point me in the direction of some of these 'cists.'
Bear in mind that a decade or two ago 'room temperature cold fusion' was all the rage in the scientific community. But nobody could duplicate it.
Thousands have seen David Copperfield fly, disappear, make the statue of Liberty disappear. Some believe. I remain skeptical.
If there is indeed big money involved, give us a commercial working device.
It seems to me it defies the laws of conservation of mass and energy.
It sounds to me that with one of these devices strapped to your back, you could, theoretically, jump out of an airplane (oh, all right, a blimp, or hot air balloon) and fly back to it. You first. I can't cause my foot is stuck.