- Jul 10, 2006
Plenty of commercial products make claims which break the laws of nature. The problem is that their performance can't break these laws. If you link to said unit, maybe we can comment on it further.
This doesn't necessarily break the laws of nature, as plenty of things get more energy out than are input. Heat pumps for instance produce considerably more heat than the electricity they produce; methane production typically produces more methane than is consumed in producing the methane. Mankind is becoming clever in using those laws of nature.
Lots of machines and processes do similar things to turn plastic into oil. As Toasted said, it's usually attempting to scale them up to a practical level and adapt them into a usable product that kills the technology. Let's hope that at some point someone (preferably several someones simultaneously and separately) perfects this technology.