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OzymandyusUser avatarPosts: 986Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:02 pm

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e2iPi wrote:
Ozymandyus wrote:Time travel, Flux capacitor style. Then I could just go into the future and get the rest of the as of yet fictional technologies that I wished was real.

I'm still pissed nobody has invented the flying skateboard yet! :lol:

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Yea... But I can watch movies in 3d!

I would like a Mr. Fusion or two for sure though.
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Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:35 am
MrEsoxPosts: 14Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:00 pm Gender: Male

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I would like to turn my extra room into the holodeck from Star Trek:TNG. Goodby world, hellooo ladies. :D Yeah, I know. That would be rather selfish and hedonistic, but what the hell.
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:22 am
Gnug215ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 2682Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:31 pm

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MrEsox wrote:I would like to turn my extra room into the holodeck from Star Trek:TNG. Goodby world, hellooo ladies. :D Yeah, I know. That would be rather selfish and hedonistic, but what the hell.



Selfish? No. Hedonistic? Hell yeah!!

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Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:20 pm
DEXMachinaUser avatarPosts: 28Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:08 pmLocation: Planet Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe Gender: Time Lord

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I was particularly enchanted by the data download technology in Olympos, by Dan Simmons. Within a day or two, one can learn all of the collective knowledge of the human race. An extremely painful procedure, but definitely worth it (assuming you survive it, of course). With all of the knowledge out here today, I could spend my whole life studying the tiniest fragment of this world (the fracture mechanics of metals, the biology of the human eye, the perfect techniques to river fishing) and still not learn everything there is to learn about it. I might consider putting myself under some hellish mental pain just to be able to assimilate more of the discoveries that my ancesters have made before me.
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:40 am
TechTigerPosts: 9Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:37 am Gender: Cake

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I want sex-robots.
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:11 am
Anachronous RexLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 2008Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:07 pmLocation: Kansas City, MO Gender: Male

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Or maybe not?
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:30 am
lrkunUser avatarPosts: 3831Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pmLocation: R. Gender: Tree

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TechTiger wrote:I want sex-robots.


:facepalm:

Hehe
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:59 pm
Your Funny UncleUser avatarPosts: 556Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 11:38 amLocation: UK Gender: Male

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The wormhole network from Peter F. Hamilton's Confederation series. The wormholes are not space based but go between points on the surfaces of planets meaning that people take the train to travel across the galaxy. I love this idea.
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:22 pm
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lrkunUser avatarPosts: 3831Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pmLocation: R. Gender: Tree

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Jetsons - auto change clothes thing. :D
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:38 pm
YfelsungUser avatarPosts: 514Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:26 amLocation: Canada Gender: Male

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Anything and everything from the Warhammer 40k universe.

Specifically, all the necessarily technology to turn me into a Space Marine... in preparation for my eventual fall into Chaos.

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Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:12 pm
ShootMyMonkeyPosts: 145Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:38 pm Gender: Male

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I gotta go with the following two --

Teleporters and the Holodeck.

The former offers tremendous practical value -- being able to move goods or personally travel from point to point within seconds. Yes, there would be risks, but we can limit those risks to very nearly negligible through very stringent maintenance standards, and the fact that practical applications are not that likely to consist of interplanetary or even space travel where many forms of interference are more likely to be strongly damaging. I think if this becomes a viable form of travel and shipping of goods, it's of pretty tremendous value. Vehicular transport becomes limited to short distances and recreational purposes. There would be no need to consider taking 30-hour international flights when 30-seconds is all it would take to teleport you there.

The latter would probably be the opposite extreme, since it would basically yield the complete downfall of society. Yeah, you see it on Star Trek for things like playing out storybook fantasies and that sort of thing, but we all know what kind of fantasies would actually be lived out in practice. And when you can basically go in and experience an endless stream of lurid sexcapades with a harem of nubile goddesses aching with an unquenchable urge to writhe against your loins, why would you ever leave? Only problem I see here is if Apple puts out their own version.
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Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:21 am
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cri8rPosts: 13Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:21 am Gender: Tree

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I'm pretty well convinced that advanced nanite tech is the way to go--used medically, it could generate lifespans that would let you see more tech, and used mechanically, you could build machines capable of "magic".
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:02 am
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