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Raziel

The Future is now.

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That is also kinda scary. Just like the book 20 thousand leagues under the sea, was written way before people even knew about submarines, and look now we have subs with people living in them, under water, for months. Lazers were a concept in science fiction movies, became reality. Space flight, missles, sound rays, personal communicators (star treck), ect... all were in realms of science fiction that smart people made real. It's not just the technology that progresses from fiction to reality, it's also the concept those fiction movies and books present that is also making it into reality, such as big brother, rebellious cells (be it Islamic terrorists now, or underground rebel fighters against big brother later), one world government, big brother. Movies such as Brazil, Minority report, AI (remember that Japanese robot that looked human), I-Robot, Six days (w/Arnold, cloning) ect.... are on the realm of possibility. Not so sure if that's such a good thing.

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Not to mention we've got invisibility cloaks that will (undoubtably) end up being used by the military in the future (that would be freaky: as scary as camoflauged snipers on halo )

This touch-screen thing looks pretty cool though. The future seems to be catching up with us pretty damned fast. Next it'll be flying cars... (Which comes with 5-year drivers-ed classes) The future is coming too fast. Nothing left to dream for.

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wow... whats left? faster than light travel i guess... next thing you know we'll be searching uranus for klingons

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...Or we'll actually be FLYING the ships in all these space sim games instead of sitting in front of a computer screen.

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Flying cars, concept and design has been around for decades, since the 50's at least. It's impractical as it takes LOTS more fuel/mile to propel an object through air (like multiply by at least 7 more) than it does to propel one on the ground. Don't know how the guy figures it will be getting 30 miles a gallon in the air AND on the ground, it's hokey and nothing more than 100% funding hype. Even with todays BEST engine techology, with light aircraft and diesel (yes I said aviation diesel engine) engine, it goes 8 to 10 miles a gallon, carrying 2 people and 100 lbs of bags. And that's with an engine that can't even be re-build (you need to re-build aircraft engines about every 1500 to 2000 hours of operation) but have to return to the factory and get a new one for $40,000.

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