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Old 03-23-2010, 08:34 PM
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What technologies that are currently considered fiction do you think will come to fruition, and when?

I'm predicting a change in the understanding of physics which will permit improved spacecraft propulsion based on results coming out of the LHC (assuming things stop going wrong). This will happen within 50-75 years.
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Improved ion/electric engines replacing chemical rockets, higher temperature superconductors, improved genetic engineering and gene therapy, energy weapons, space elevators (There's a quote that says something like "The first space elevator will be completed 10 years after people stop laughing at the idea"), sublight speed ships, probably using cryo/stasis

Going a bit further into the future: fusion, FTL travel, colonisation of other Earthlike planets
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:16 AM
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In approximately 103.50 years the first warp drive will be fitted on the first USS Enterprise. The current stardate is 2010.83 the warp drive will be fitted on stardate 2113.2655.

None of you will be able to prove me wrong, but as a Vulcan I will watch it happen as I can live for over 200 years.

Humanity will colonise its fourth planet on stardate 2113.332 and establish an interstellar communications network. The makings of an interstellar empire.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:33 PM
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Improved ion/electric engines replacing chemical rockets, .....
Isn't Aurora using this sort of tecno right now....although technically it doesn't exist
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:06 AM
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If so, probably not ion engines, as their entire principle wouldn't work in an atmosphere. Other electrical engines are possible though.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:32 PM
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In approximately 103.50 years the first warp drive will be fitted on the first USS Enterprise.
Technically, the first warp capable ship was the Phoenix, in 2063
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:19 PM
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Sovereign, you stole my thread title!

The chances of it happening in the same as as in any fictive series are slim! (Eat that logic, Spock ) and I can, in no way, predict what future space faring technology will be. However, I would like to see it as it appears in Star Trek but with no idea as to scientific breakthroughs I cannot predict when it will happen. Hopefully in my lifetime
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I'm guessing that there may be some development on brain-computer interfacing. I don't think we are going to be living in the Matrix, there will probably be some major political debates over the ethics of it. Personally I'm all for it.
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I'm guessing that there may be some development on brain-computer interfacing. I don't think we are going to be living in the Matrix, there will probably be some major political debates over the ethics of it. Personally I'm all for it.
It wouldn't be a problem unless it becomes AI. I like the idea too, because it would open up a whole range of opportunities (like Pandora, just no Na'vi Agent Smiths, please!).
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