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Hypothetical: Choose a free tech

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Globex, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Racsoviale

    Racsoviale Smoke me a kipper!

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  2. Thoughtful Thug

    Thoughtful Thug Deity

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    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.
     
  3. Erik Mesoy

    Erik Mesoy Core Tester / Intern

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    Is it just me or has this thread slipped from "pick a tech we could feasibly research" to "pick a tech that sounds awesome"?
     
  4. mrt144

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    One day you'll figure it out. ;)
     
  5. Globex

    Globex President Scorpio

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    A technology to transform our bodies into tireless superhuman sex machines?
     
  6. Bobbtjoe

    Bobbtjoe Emperor

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    A tech that will expand learning at an incredible rate and thus grant us all other techs. I pwned all over answers!
     
  7. Globex

    Globex President Scorpio

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    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
     
  8. Bobbtjoe

    Bobbtjoe Emperor

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    exactly! I believe I win the thread...
     
  9. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Reliable nanofabrication.

    Your answer was too general. That's like asking for a tech "that solves all hunger".
     
  10. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Everyone's a genius on the internet.

    No, there aren't.

    Information can't be transferred faster than the speed of light.
     
  11. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    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
     
  12. Globex

    Globex President Scorpio

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    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.
     
  13. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Maybe the life extension tech is due to halting and reversing of aging.
     
  14. Onionsoilder

    Onionsoilder Reaver

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    Antimatter Generators. The ability to both create antimatter and convert it into usable energy in a nice little package.
     
  15. Bobbtjoe

    Bobbtjoe Emperor

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    If the OP says it's not, it's not.
     
  16. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    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.
     
  17. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Probably skipping a huge number of advancements in order to obtain "nano reconstruction"
    Kinda unrealistic
     
  18. Seapeople

    Seapeople Chieftain

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    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.
     
  19. Globex

    Globex President Scorpio

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    I think any civilization capable of interstellar travel would be smart enough to override their own security technology.
     
  20. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    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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