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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 05-01-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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Advantage: Robots | Philly | 04/27/2009

cool!!!
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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Interesting. Current android-type bots tend to move rather jerky or stiff, but the technology seems to be making rapid improvement.

Video of the runway model bot (shown in the article's pic) can be found here:
https://www.city-data.com/forum/8345903-post34.html
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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well the question is how much speed can the silicon chip handle before it melts, or just cant go beyond the capacity, i mean stock cpu's cant get past 4.0 ghz it seems
they told us pentium4's could reach beyond that instead they gave us an extreme edition at 3.6
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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I've been waiting for those X-ray glass since the 50's.Funny looking at old science digest and other magazines of old they seem to miss most actual things . If they did then many more would be very rich.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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Charlie's Diary: LOGIN 2009 keynote: gaming in the world of 2030

interesting read.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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In the strictest sense of really being commonplace or ubiquitous none of the mentioned technologies.Iron man ....that suit woul need a fusion reactor the size of a basketball at most...ain't gonna happen.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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in the strictest sense of really being commonplace or ubiquitous none of the mentioned technologies.iron man ....that suit woul need a fusion reactor the size of a basketball at most...ain't gonna happen.
yet!!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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IT will happen; but not 2050.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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Witness the Real-life (Beta) Version of Star Trek's Universal Translator | Design & Innovation | Fast Company

how cool is this?!?!?1

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Old 07-02-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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Looks like it's only to translate between English and Arabic. I've seen other pocket-sized talking translators, but you had to type it in, and sometimes the words sounded funny or not quite right. The one in the video is pretty cool though because you just talk into it and it speaks the translation as well as writes it. Bet it's not cheap.
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