Science of Santa Claus

Proof that there is Santa Claus and he will be getting me that new set of Mirage speakers I have always wanted.

With his cherubic smile and twinkling eyes, Santa may appear to be
merely a jolly old soul but he and his North Pole elves have a lot
going on under the funny-looking hats, Silverberg says. Their advanced
knowledge of electromagnetic waves, the space/time continuum,
nanotechnology, genetic engineering and computer science easily trumps
the know-how of contemporary scientists.

says that Santa has a personal pipeline to children’s thoughts – via a
listening antenna that combines technologies currently used in cell
phones and EKGs – which informs him that Mary in Miami hopes for a
surfboard, while Michael from Minneapolis wants a snowboard. A
sophisticated signal processing system filters the data, giving Santa
clues on who wants what, where children live, and even who’s been bad
or good. Later, all this information will be processed in an onboard
sleigh guidance system, which will provide Santa with the most
efficient delivery route.

Silverberg adds that letters to Santa via snail mail still get the job done, however.

is not so naïve as to think that Santa and his reindeer can travel
approximately 200 million square miles – making stops in some 80
million homes – in one night. Instead, he posits that Santa uses his
knowledge of the space/time continuum to form what Silverberg calls
“relativity clouds.”

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