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Date: 06/14/10 01:04 PM

23 Responses to 10 Sci-Fi Technologies That Now Exist

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    big_fridge Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    Link: 10 Sci-Fi Technologies That Now Exist - Three cheers for the awesomeness of technology!
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
    415 posts
    June 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Sweet, gonna make some adamantium armor now
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    June 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Robojellies scare me :(
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    yayy
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    June 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    do want number 10!
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    dammit, now if only i had the unbelievable healing of logan.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    cool!
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    Trollinhomes Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    YAY
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    Hurray for science!
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    The one major problem in Teleporting is making sure everything gets to the same place and can come back together again >> the first few attempts will probably start out like wireless internet or just internet in general depending. Sometimes you just don`t get the whole picture >> I want willy wonka`s teleportation machine!
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    gothmo, the biggest problem with teleportation is that even if we were able to determine the quantum state of all of the atoms of an individual and rebuild them someone else we would still have to destroy the original person. The copy would not be the original person, just simply a copy.

    Or instant cloning. Sounds like it could have sexy applications.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    "Or instant cloning. Sounds like it could have sexy applications."

    Boyfriends around the world would cry tears of joy for finally being able to have a threesome without repercussions.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    gothmo, the biggest problem with teleportation is that even if we were able to determine the quantum state of all of the atoms of an individual and rebuild them someone else we would still have to destroy the original person. The copy would not be the original person, just simply a copy.

    On a more immediately practical basis, the amount of data involved is too high by entire orders of magnitude. It would be so even if it wasn`t necessary to gather all the data instantaneously (because even if you`re paralysed there is still a great deal of movement inside you), but that requirement makes it so much harder.

    As a side effect, this technology would make it possible to back yourself up. The data has to be stored. Get hit by a bus and die? No problem, just rebuild from the last backup and you`re alive again, exactly as you were when you made that backup.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    "even if we were able to determine the quantum state of all of the atoms of an individual and rebuild them someone else we would still have to destroy the original person. The copy would not be the original person, just simply a copy."

    the original person has to be destroyed to get the information about all of their atoms

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    janus_games Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm
    and they`d have to be destroyed all at once, and all of that information would have to be captured all at once
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 15, 2010 at 7:15 am
    I see.
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
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    June 15, 2010 at 8:02 am
    ""Or instant cloning. Sounds like it could have sexy applications."

    Boyfriends around the world would cry tears of joy for finally being able to have a threesome without repercussions."

    Good idea up to a point. After this you either have a body to dispose of or twice the PMT.
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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    June 15, 2010 at 8:06 am
    Fairly interesting, but I see what they mean by `The future is in the future`
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    June 15, 2010 at 8:33 am
    I call BS. That stuff isn`t here now, the article was just a load of HYPE.
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    mcfudge Male 18-29
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    June 15, 2010 at 8:38 am
    If we were able to copy a person... all memory would be lost, it would be like started out with a fresh slate. The person wouldn`t know how to breathe, or basically anything. I understand what they are trying to do... but there would be no way to replicated all the electrical connections on the brain.
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    pizzaroll Male 18-29
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    June 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    @mcfudge, Wrong! I don`t know how much you know about the idea of quantum computing, but lets just say that a quantum computer would make my quad core 3.2 ghz processor look like it belongs in a basic calculator. Not only that, but storage size would go through the roof as well. All that`s really left is for scientists to figure out some more about how our memory works, then translate the electrical impulses in our brains into data that can fit on the biggest effing hdd ever.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    If we were able to copy a person... all memory would be lost, it would be like started out with a fresh slate. The person wouldn`t know how to breathe, or basically anything. I understand what they are trying to do... but there would be no way to replicated all the electrical connections on the brain.

    I think you`re wrong and that an exact copy of a brain, precise to subatomic levels in every respect, would function the same way as the original.
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    Peveo4589 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    June 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Nanomachines Rule! I can`t wait to get some and be like solid snake.

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