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Re: Science Fiction predictions that have come true?

Postby Qray » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:52 pm

I live 20 minutes north of the E.A.A., but I race in Oshkosh. That's the location of my home track, so I'm there a couple times a week.

I don't know where you live, just that it's in the southern part of the state.

But it sounded pretty good....wooooo....ignore the man behind the curtain! :mrgreen:
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Re: Science Fiction predictions that have come true?

Postby nightlock » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:27 pm

It's amazing how virtually everyone goes for technological feats, such as the satellites, world wide broadcasting and jet packs previously mentioned. Far less known, yet equally important are the biological and medicinal advances. Genetic engineering and cloning anyone?
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Re: Science Fiction predictions that have come true?

Postby Qray » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:13 am

We were just waiting for you to come and hip us to it, Nightlock. :thumright:

Weather control. Though we're a far way away from it being ultimately practical, we do seed cloulds for rain and also have means of dispersing clouds to prevent it. Steps in that direction.
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Re: Science Fiction predictions that have come true?

Postby Asp Zelazny » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:30 pm

This hasn't come true quite yet, but there was an interesting bit on the news that suggests that the first steps toward TriCoder technology are now a reality: the new aluminum ion atomic clocks that have been shown to again verify Einstein's time dilation predictions (due to their sensitivity, it is claimed that time dilation differences are recordable at the speeds of a fast walk!) are also sensitive to faint magnetic impulses ... impulses so sensitive that this equipment can detect human brain wave and human heart beat activity at some distance. Perhaps that is what Dr McCoy et al were recording when they waved those Medical TriCoder sensors over their patients; nothing other than infrared and perhaps pheromones (to this point) are recordable at the kind of distances shown in the Enterprise sick bay.

With sufficient development, variations in this emanated magnetism could be used to determine pathology, and thus be helpful in diagnosis of illness. All it will take is miniturization, analysis of patterns of wellness and disease, shielding from other disturbances, a safe power source, and about 100 years of research ... but heck, it's a start. I'm excited. (but what I really want is a dolorimeter... a machine that will localize and verify sites of pain without causing more pain.)
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Re: Science Fiction predictions that have come true?

Postby The Master » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:22 am

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Re: Science Fiction predictions that have come true?

Postby who me » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:40 am

in "blade runner" do androids dream of electric sheep by Philip K dick it all started with mysterious bird deaths.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/mystery-bird ... 521-2.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... -louisiana
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