questionswhat's your dream technology?

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Dream technologies:

- One that cleans the air, everywhere.
- One that cleans the body of all the toxins and whatnot.
- One that drives cars around without a need for a driver.
- The ability to learn things by uploading data directly into the brain.
- A lightsaber.

and the list goes on...

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I just want my damn hoverboard. Is that too much to ask? Also, replicators. Star Trek, not Stargate. Stargate replicators would be bad.

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@joshobra I want the REST of your list because your answers are AWESOME.

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@rprebel star trek, yes, I agree. And a transporter!! Don't forget that luxury... Though I don't want to be wearing a red shirt while using one.

Now that I'm thinking about it, I just want to live on TNG and immerse myself in ALL the technology. I used to dream I was on board, seriously, that is how much I loved that show.

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@kschouten: Yep. In fact, we have to figure out teleportation before we can have replicators. A machine that can reorder matter has to have a means of moving that matter into place to form whatever it's building.

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I am going to stick with the "realistic in the near future" and go with Google's Glasses.

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I want to be an awesome cyborg!

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Maybe resurrection technology like on Battlestar Galactica. But then again, you'd have to be a cylon wouldn't you? I think I'll just go with tera-forming technology and spaceships.

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I want a Star Trek style transporter. I don't think it will ever be possible with humans and possibly not with other living things (I believe people are more than just the physical bits that make up our bodies), but darn it I want to be able to eat dinner with my sister and her family (who live in a different time zone) and have my workouts be hiking in the Rocky Mountains (another different time zone) at least once a week.

I also want my work computer to dispense hot chocolate and snow cones at the touch of a button.

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Stargates. Of all the rapid-transportation methods in all of sci-fi, it breaks the fewest known laws of physics, so it might actually be possible.

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The holodeck on the Enterprise offers so many, many possibilities. It is probably more likely than a transporter.

So many possibilities..... :-)

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Self-driving cars are quickly becoming feasible, so I'm gonna go with that--but then swing immediately into the improbable with wanting a whole urban landscape designed around ubiquitous self-driving cars. Smaller, faster roads--little to no need for parking lots--public transit an attractive option--less sprawl, less gridlock, fewer accidents. When there's a massive fleet of inexpensive auto-cabs, who even needs to own a car?

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teleportation, traveling faster than the speed of light, or discovering how to use worm holes to bend space and time to travel anywhere.

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Amazing virtual reality....use your imagination.

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@kschouten: I'm working on it!! >_<;

- That inception dream machine. OMG, the things I would do in there.
- See-through cellphones.
- Faster airplanes.
- Hotel in the moon.
- Droids. Androids. Not the cellphone.
- Replaceable organs, like Repo Men without the Repo Men guys.. that'd be terrible. So, "affordable" replaceable organs.
- Surrogates, like the movie surrogates... but more safer and stuff.

I hurt myself thinking.. I'll come up with more as I sleep. But for now I'm building my own inception machine!