• The Future Megathread - "WHAT HAS SCIENCE DOOOOONE?!"
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Why would you want to go to space.
Because space is awesome as well as zero gravity. Should probably mention terraforming of mars in the OP even through making an atmosphere would take more than 100 years.
[QUOTE=DrasarSalman;33542068]Because space is awesome as well as zero gravity. Should probably mention terraforming of mars in the OP even through making an atmosphere would take more than 100 years.[/QUOTE] This reminds me that I once spent £20 of real money on an acre of moon land, quite why is beyond me.
It is exclusive, if you had the choice between Cuban cigars or just a pack of smokes, what would you pick if you had the money? And when you can get something from the moon, it would feel even better because t is so far away and so hard to get to.
[QUOTE=Zarjk;33542033]Why would you want to go to space.[/QUOTE] Earth's full. Plus, no laws in space. I can download all of the linux distros I want.
Killing someone would never be more satisfying than seeing someone blow up while they have problems breathing in the vacuum of space. Except if you accidentally opened the airlock and didn't purposely murder someone.
[QUOTE=DrasarSalman;33543341]Killing someone would never be more satisfying than seeing someone blow up while they have problems breathing in the vacuum of space. Except if you accidentally opened the airlock and didn't purposely murder someone.[/QUOTE] Uh, there was this thing I read a while ago about how people wouldn't actually explosively decompress in space, just the outermost blood vessels would burst. Also, apparently heat travels extremely slowly in a vacuum so you'd suffocate before anything else happened. At least, so I have read.
[QUOTE=DrasarSalman;33542068]Because space is awesome as well as zero gravity. Should probably mention terraforming of mars in the OP even through making an atmosphere would take more than 100 years.[/QUOTE] You do know there's an atmosphere on Earth? And the conditions are perfect to support human life. Wacky right? [QUOTE=Ardosos;33543423]Uh, there was this thing I read a while ago about how people wouldn't actually explosively decompress in space, just the outermost blood vessels would burst. Also, apparently heat travels extremely slowly in a vacuum so you'd suffocate before anything else happened. At least, so I have read.[/QUOTE] But your saliva will boil in your mouth. Also: [url]http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/970603.html[/url]
Doesn't mean we could make an "Earth #2". Even if We first needed 100 years to get rid of space suits and another 100 to be able to breathe, it is still making a planet habitable for human life and that is a huge step in making space colonies. As a wise video game character once said: "Science isn't about why, it's about why not!". Let's compare lemons to mars and lemonade to boring research, now what would you do with that lemon? Sell lemonade or plant the seed and grow a lemon tree?
[QUOTE=Razengan;33474273]Teleportation as we know it can never be achieved. However, there is a huge debate about the other forms of teleportation. The laws of physics cannot be broken at the moment but what if someone figures out a way to break these chains and we can propably be teleported in the future. Of course my speculation is a long shot and is only based on the facts that I remember, so there is no reference to anything or anyone.[/QUOTE] why could it "never be achieved"?
[QUOTE=Cone;33524101]I think, if we ever had flying cars, it'd go horribly wrong and thousands would die screaming to Earth. There's just so much room for error. In fact, if you didn't want everyone to die horribly (since being a trained pilot just to go to work is bullshit), you'd need to have eveything still be like a road, but in the sky. And since that negates the purpose of a flying car, you'd have to go with the one advantage left to you; [B]you can stack them in rows of roads in the skies...[/B] ...And that's why flying cars will exterminate the human race.[/QUOTE] [img]http://doctorwhoreviews.com/images/themes/scifi/who/3/3/1.jpg[/img] First thing that came to my mind. :v:
2012 is coming guys. You know what that means, time to start thinking of Post-Apocalyptic Survival Bunkers!
[QUOTE=DohEntertainmen;33547942][img]http://doctorwhoreviews.com/images/themes/scifi/who/3/3/1.jpg[/img] First thing that came to my mind. :v:[/QUOTE] I was thinking more [I]The Fifth Element[/I], but that's the gist of it. So what is it, specifically, that we do in here? Discuss incoming technological advances? Because the prosthetics industry is looking like it might be getting a lot more cyberpunky some time soon. I remember there was a video of a girl who'd been born without a hand, and her parents had paid about $20000 to get a replacement one that had pressure pads around her tendons, so it would sense what tendons were being used and move the finger that would have been connected to it. It looked seriously high-tech. I'll try and find the video, but I saw it a while ago.
[QUOTE=GlebGuy;33564407]2012 is coming guys. You know what that means, time to start thinking of Post-Apocalyptic Survival Bunkers![/QUOTE] We need more conspiracy theorist jokes.
[QUOTE=Repulsion;33482998]Hey, this thread looks interesting. Anyway, I'm not sure if this is entirely related, but this site is about the future and is also extremely interesting: [URL]http://www.futuretimeline.net/[/URL] Edit: It's also an incredibly fun read, in my opinion. Gets my future excitement nerves firing.[/QUOTE] Gonna quote this. This is actually a very informative website.
[QUOTE=Shotacon;33568873]Gonna quote this. This is actually a very informative website.[/QUOTE] Informative my ass. That was just a bunch of pessimistic bullshit telling me "it's only going to get worse." Don't buy into it. We've made it this far without being annihilated and having everything go to shit, why would it happen in humanities greatest years? Anyways, a lot of people believe that the future is still to far away, but honestly even many "scientists predictions" usually over-estimate the time it takes to make something. A company building on the idea of Nanotechnology said it would be another 20 or so years before they are ready for commercial use. I may be no scientist, but I doubt it will even take that long. Many people forget the crazy batshit advances in science we've had in the last 10 years that have revolutionized everything, why would it take so long to progress so little in the future when we are already making excessive progress now?
I'm assuming we're going to need lots and lots of shot guns in case of slow zombies. My dad and I have quite a large collection, with a few Mossberg 500's and Italian fancy shit as well.
flying cars scare me. how about flying trains or flying buses?
Flying trains already exist in Japan IIRC, through magnets.
[QUOTE=Ardosos;33543237]Earth's full. Plus, no laws in space. I can download all of the linux distros I want.[/QUOTE] Latency is gonna be a bitch. [QUOTE=DrasarSalman;33503737]Also, [url=http://gizmodo.com/5863611/the-little-rooster-will-have-ladies-yelling-cock+a+doodle+doo]this[/url].[/QUOTE] wat [QUOTE=DrasarSalman;33582238]Flying trains already exist in Japan IIRC, through magnets.[/QUOTE] They don't really fly, instead they levitate right over the track. Still amazing nonetheless.
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