1 In 5 Brits Think Science Fiction Is Real

Submitted by: BenTheBug 6 years ago in Funny
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/14/survey-reveals-britons-believe-sci-fi-technologies-already-exist/

To be fair, I can see gravity while "shrooming.
There are 59 comments:
Male 4
bet most people taking the survey are taking the piss, just like when they had one which said 5% of Brits were `Jedi`s`
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Male 678
I love how all the comments are butthurt Europeans. Don`t get so fussy guys; there`s plenty of dumb people everywhere. As long as you aren`t in that percentage, you`re fine.
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Male 219
I`ve one thing to say to this.... The survey was carried out in Birmingham.
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Male 259
`Haha, so can we start having "Brits, this is why you are stupid" posts on IAB now?`

Yes you can. Providing, or course, you are prepared to reap the whirlwind of equally fine examples of American stupidity coming back the other way.
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Male 2,220
We have some of the finest time machines*



*one way only, free memory wipe..
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Male 2,220
@kingpong - the planet is overpopulated with humans. It is being degraded by our current usage, our increasing demand, and the rapidly growing population.

There are other dwindling resources, clean water, food, and stuff that isn`t easily quantifiable - such as personal space. Sure you can rip the environment up, desalinate, eat sh*t and cope with crowding...

Why though?

Population control is a better option.
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Male 2,552
Well. A hoverboard does exist, it all depends on how you define a hoverboard. Can it be huge? Hovercraft. does it have to hover or do you only require it to be able to stay off the ground? That jet wing, except with different fittings and an even more insane pilot.
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Male 116
lmao never heard such bollocks in my life, half of you lot over there claim to have been abducted by little green men lol
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Male 382
Haha, so can we start having "Brits, this is why you are stupid" posts on IAB now?
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Male 2,861
Actually, the headline should be `1 in 5 Brits take the p155 when answering surveys`
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Male 2,861
@mdgeist "Probably think they are all related to timelords....."

We are, you can tell by the accent.
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Male 101
i wouldn`t be surprised. the amount of publicity katie price gets day to day is ridiculous. (btw, if you don`t know who she is, she`s basically like paris hilton, but relevant 24 hours a day, and for doing less)
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Male 606
Too much Doctor Who, I bet. ;)
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Male 904
Weird article. I want to see what gravity looks like.
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Male 151
Anyone that grew up watching a curly haired guy in a long scarf travel in a police box on TV all day, would believe anything. Probably think they are all related to timelords.....
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Male 770
Im gonna say this article is bull$hit
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Male 515
To be fair, most of science fiction science is usually developed eventually. . . so there is some true to believing in it, although a small amount of delusion is involved.
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Male 697
This isn`t true. I know it isn`t. Being a Brit, I`ve met thousands. None of them think lightsabers are real, or that you can see gravity, or we can teleport etc. I`m willing to bet the questions were ambiguous e.g. you can see the effects of gravity, lightsabers exist in a fictional universe and so on.
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Female 3,001
LOL fail for us Brits...
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Male 526
@legion5 touche. If only the stupidity some of my fellow Americans show could be explained as the result of confusing questions.
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Male 438
Stupid survey:

• More than a fifth of adults believe light sabers exist.

- They do exist, as props in movies.

• Almost 25 percent of people believe humans can be teleported.

- They can be, physics tells us they can, it`s just a matter of figuring out how to do it to more than a few atoms.

• Nearly 50 percent of adults believe that memory-erasing technology exists.

- They do have drugs that can erase your shot term memory.

• More than 40 percent believe that hover boards exist.

- They do, you can buy one, but it`s bulky and sucks.

• Almost one-fifth of adults believe they can see gravity.

- You can see the effects of gravity.


These are horrific questions.
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Male 290
I bet most of those people can`t believe that they`ve been in movies for so long and haven`t been invented yet.
One can always hope however....
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Male 25,417
Really? maybe 1 in 5 people they surveyed were at a star wars convention
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Male 511
They love them some Doctor Who.
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Male 85
i took part in this and said i believed all of this just to be a nonse :)
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Male 661
@Kingpong, True, resorce distrobution is more the problem that gets labeled "Overpopulation". As I see it, and I`m so sorry to SlothofDoom for paraphrasing his words, the main drive of the argument is that cure all disease, and we will be overpopulated, and although suffering from a disease is real crappy, it is another one of the regulating factors that controll populations.
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Male 235
yanks dont get that sarcasm is our second language
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Female 1,356
WHAT ABOUT THE ALIENS!?
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Male 1,744
uh duh, we`ve had memory erasing technology for a while now. It`s call alcohol silly
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Male 114
Oh, an air hockey table turned upside down...i get it. LOL
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Male 639
@slothofdoom, the problem isn`t overpopulation, it`s poor resource management. There are a few resources we will inevitably run out of in the near future like fossil fuels, but the necessary resources are perfectly fine, we just need to distribute them better. I hate it when people say we are overpopulated, it`s just horseshtit.
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Male 559
1 in 5 brits trolled the survey
fix`d
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Male 2,033
A cure for all diseases is terribly impractical. We are already overpopulated, what the hell would we do if all of the people who died every year from diseases were still kicking? About 58 million people die per year and the vast majority of them bite it due to some form of disease.
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Male 4,290
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Male 4,290
From the article:

[quote]When the British survey asked what inventions people most wanted to see become reality, men voted for time machines and teleportation, while women hoped for something more practical: a universal cure for all diseases.[/quote]
Are you seriously saying teleportation isn`t practical? Think of the billions saved in transportation costs for every industry. Never being late to work again. Traffic jams become nonexistent. The acres and acres of reclaimable land no longer needed as road surface.

A cure for all diseases would be more humanitarian, certainly. But not more practical.
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Male 506
................Horsepoo
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Male 6,737
"faaaake, heard this on the radio the other day, what mongs did they ask?? "

Methinks the mongs answered ironically.
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Female 7,994
Who did they ask- the great unwashed who forgot to go to school? Having said that I suppose I had better check the children- how HUMILIATING would it be to realise you were related to such an idiot.
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Male 156
Mind erasing technology does exist. It`s called Jagermeister.
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Male 1,557
What a crock of monkey snot. I don`t know anyone who believes that stuff.
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Male 1,931
The majority of americans think a deity put himself in a human body via a virgin birth to be tortured and killed to he could forgive people for a couple eating an apple, and then came back to life.

People believe in drated up things, what else is new?
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Male 39,538

So they`re sayin lightsabers aren`t real?





D A M N ! ! !
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Female 2,027
faaaake, heard this on the radio the other day, what mongs did they ask??
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Female 2,509
yeah, so do 3.5 million Scientologists in the United States believe science fiction is real.
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Male 113
That`s a load of absolute bollocks.
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Male 2,138
1 in 5 Americans think reality is science fiction
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Male 639
Well, I could argue either side on all of these questions. You can buy a toy lightsaber, humans probably can be teleported, whether or not we currently have the technology, memory erasing technology has been known for thousands of years, it`s called alcohol, my dad made a hoverboard out of a lawnmower and plywood, and I can see the effect of gravity all around me. I hope the questions were worded better for the actual test than in this article, otherwise I would have answered exactly like this and I don`t consider myself functionally retarded. Now I`m going to take the test to find out. I`ll let y`all know the results.
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Male 113
Hoverboards may not exist, but hovercrafts do. You can see the effects of gravity, and I reckon you could erase someone`s memory by wacking their head a few times. The questions were obviously quite vague or worded to seem like with new technology, the things were possible.
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Male 97
Britain, this is why you`re stupid.
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Male 113
That`s a load of absolute bollocks.
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Male 1,548
Sounds like they asked ambiguous questions. bullsh*t statistic is bullsh*t.
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Male 2,306
Brits are dumb. Big surprise.
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Male 114
I could see folks answering these questions if they suggested that could these things be possible someday scientifically.

I`m just wondering what kinds of smoke they were given such that 4 of 5 were given the placebo.
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Male 22
also known as religion
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Male 405
Wait, maybe the people misunderstood "Can you see gravity?" as "Can you see the effects of gravity?"
Other than that, lol.
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Male 1,929
Meh. Depends on who they asked and what the questions were exactly.
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Female 136
What a load of pooe, I dont believe ANYWHERE near the amount of people this report claims actually believe in science fiction rubbish.

I call Bullpoo!
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Male 1,008
This is Americas fault somehow... just wait and see
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Male 1,195
Link: 1 In 5 Brits Think Science Fiction Is Real [Rate Link] - To be fair, I can see gravity while `shrooming.
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