Powerfish - on! I'm thinking about writing about a world where fish are used like lab rats, to power technologies. But I'm thinking about worldwide use.
I placed my TV on my fish tank yesterday. The tanks water circulation + oxygen supplyer + lights, along with the TV + cable converter use all of the electricity plugs in that part of the living-room. So I thought to myself: "The fish don't pay rent, and they move about like crazy all the time. Now they get to see TV, too! Shouldn't they at least produce the electricity to power it?"
So I started wondering if my 20 little Guppy fish and a couple of small goldfish can power my 32" LED TV. They're quite energetic, the little guys, so I figure that they're all for pitching in.
But the real question, as in my head the story unfolds, is:
In a mostly water-covered world, where fish and the use of fish for food, clothing, and other utilities are abundant, in what way would we be able to use fish movements to power our 21st century everyday technologies? Entertainment, Transportation, logistics? If partially, what would we be able to do and what won't we? If not at all, why not?
If this is impossible, I'll be forced to look at my fish and tsk tsk at them in disappointment.