Saturday, September 18, 2010

Perfection Point

I saw an interesting blurb in a magazine about a new book, The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance
. It is about the physical theoretical human limits of athletic performance. For example, the author comes up with some of these estimates:

100 meter dash: Record 9.58 seconds, theoretical max 8.99 seconds
Longest golf drive: Record 418 yards, theoretical max 543 yards
Highest dunk: Record 12 feet, theoretical max 14' 5"

I don't have the book yet but it seems like it could be quite interesting for game design if you want to know what the "best of the best" mortal performance should be.

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