Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Globex, Aug 13, 2009.
That is a fun question.
I would like a tech that would provide a way to replicate water and food. Star Trek Replicator. It could end currency and wage slavery for all.
Is it just me or has this thread slipped from "pick a tech we could feasibly research" to "pick a tech that sounds awesome"?
One day you'll figure it out.
A technology to transform our bodies into tireless superhuman sex machines?
A tech that will expand learning at an incredible rate and thus grant us all other techs. I pwned all over answers!
Exactly what I was thinking.
-Advanced methods of computing allowing us to build compact, efficient supercomputers that would accelerate scientific/technological research
-Starter technology for AI
-Ways to augment the capacity/performance of the human brain
-Any tech that would increase the rate of technological advancement
Instead of choosing a technology to tackle our modern problems, I would opt for a technology to greatly improve our problem-solving abilities in general
exactly! I believe I win the thread...
Your answer was too general. That's like asking for a tech "that solves all hunger".
Everyone's a genius on the internet.
No, there aren't.
Information can't be transferred faster than the speed of light.
Life extention > it also has roll on effect to all technology as people will live much long thus spend a longer years in education as well as scientist living longer and accumulation effect that will have on research in their respective fields
It would take a while before those effects start adding up.
But life extension technology would probably include ways to battle aging and diseases associated with it lowering health care costs.
Maybe the life extension tech is due to halting and reversing of aging.
Antimatter Generators. The ability to both create antimatter and convert it into usable energy in a nice little package.
If the OP says it's not, it's not.
That kind of energy density is useful only as weaponry.
He gave examples. Not the same as saying what you said was a discrete piece of technology.
Probably skipping a huge number of advancements in order to obtain "nano reconstruction"
A security system at the U.N. capable of keeping aliens out. Humans do not need greater technolgy like that. We need to advance on our own or we'll just end up blowing ourselves up. It is our nature to destroy ourselves.
I think any civilization capable of interstellar travel would be smart enough to override their own security technology.
Not always on Star Trek!!!!!!!!!!
E.g. Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan, and an episode Star Trek : Enterprise that I just saw today.
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