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View Poll Results: By 2050, the following will exist and be commonplace
Self Driving cars 67 74.44%
Flying cars 17 18.89%
C3PO type Robots 21 23.33%
Smoking hot Terminator 3 type robots (non killing type) 10 11.11%
AI 42 46.67%
a Matrix 13 14.44%
anti aging formula 31 34.44%
nano molecular manufacturers 51 56.67%
nuclear fusion 41 45.56%
FTL Space travel 16 17.78%
Space Planes - Just like todays planes, but into space! 45 50.00%
Laser guns 36 40.00%
lightsabers 5 5.56%
cool robotic arms/legs/etc 58 64.44%
cure for all diseases 11 12.22%
wormhole teleporters 4 4.44%
X-ray glasses!!! 9 10.00%
Sgtar trek "food pills" that meet all your daily requirements. 24 26.67%
a flying car you can fold into a briefcase 5 5.56%
a suit of Iron Man Armor. woot woot! 9 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-24-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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re- worm holes


if/when they are finally created, and you go to step thru one, will it be instant, like going thru a door, or more like walking thru a tunnel?

and if its the tunnel, what would you be standing on?
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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I always get a kickout of this. I remember that in teh 60's the scienece books said we would ahve moving sidewalks and car that run on fuel ceels by the early 70's. Instead we got personal computers and $4.00 gas. Oh well.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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I always get a kickout of this. I remember that in teh 60's the scienece books said we would ahve moving sidewalks and car that run on fuel ceels by the early 70's. Instead we got personal computers and $4.00 gas. Oh well.
yes, but the computers went far beyond what many imagined.

many of tomorrows advances are things we cant even think of today.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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Will the QC kill the PC? - Telegraph

sweet!
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Genetics and nano-tech seem to be the next great leaps forward.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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A lot of that is technically possible right now (even somewhat within the context to which it is being referred, though some are still in the theoretical process).

As for seeing any of them at a consumer level anytime soon, maybe pieces and parts of the technology, but I don't think anywhere within the realms that people are thinking.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Airborne Laser lets rip on first target - tech - 15 December 2008 - New Scientist

this is kinda cool...
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I caught the last two chapters of this on TV this evening...Amazing, and will give you a clue of a few things that may be on the horizon...

This two-hour program is divided into 10 chapters. Choose any chapter below and select QuickTime or Windows Media Player.

NOVA | Absolute Zero | Watch the Program | PBS
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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A few years ago you could buy desructive lasers that were small enough to be carried by a person for 2 or 3 three thousand dollars or kits to make them of the internet(openly). I think these could for all intents and purposes could be considered laser "guns", even if a little crude.
I think there may be new laws to prevent this today probably because of the stink caused by people pointing green lasers at airplanes.
Basically laser guns do exist there just isn't a big demand for them. Firearms are still much more affordable and practical I guess.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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Default Qc

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I just wonder if encryption by a QC can be broken, even by another QC.
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