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    Well, apparently (incredibly expensive) commercial space flights will be avilable within a decade or two.

    The fear of nanotechnology is that people think it means little robots that reproduce, and to reproduce they need a food source. Of course, whoever programs these things won't have ever heard of Asimov and little robots will eat us all.
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    As for nuclear power, I think the main problem people have is that each plant can only really last for 40 or so years, then needs to be deconstructed, which costs lots and takes 30 years or something.


    Personally, I'm looking forward to (ITER?) the experimental fusion reactor being built in France.
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    Reproduce? and with food? you mean meat? gezz that's silly.

    mmm I think you're confusing nano technology with AI tech(Artificial Intellegence).
    Yes, supposed a robot/device has AI (a perfect AI, not the one that can play chess and beat human! Lol) than I would be afraid, if you know what I mean, ever heard of matrix? metropolis the anime? irobot? yes that would be scary.

    One of the goal of nano technology is to improve human, where you can have very small, nano bots swirming inside your body, continuously checking your condition, and if possible repair/heal the wound inside your body, it is like a small lab in your body, that's all. Or create something we never thought we could b4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBKnVMNcPfw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkonel Silverdon
    people are being paranoid, over something different. a lot of people are afraid of change. thats all it is.
    paranoid over something diff? you mean like your wife's cheating with a "bigger" better smarter and sexier robot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash
    Reproduce? and with food? you mean meat? gezz that's silly.
    If they are a system, then the system, if smart, should compensate for being broken - by able to repair and replace parts. To do this, resources are needed. Meat is just a compund of elements, many of which are contained in metals that we use.

    mmm I think you're confusing nano technology with AI tech(Artificial Intellegence).
    I'm not, people are.
    [edit] People are stupid. They think that nanotechnology means poorly designed nano-sized robots, rather than the general manipulation of nano-sized particles.
    Yes, supposed a robot/device has AI (a perfect AI, not the one that can play chess and beat human! Lol) than I would be afraid, if you know what I mean, ever heard of matrix? metropolis the anime? irobot? yes that would be scary.
    I made a reference to Asimov, and yet you ask me if I know of I-Robot? Of course I do. Great book of short stories. Alright film (it wasn't "good" and certainly didn't live up to being an adaptation of Asimov.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aradiel

    As for nuclear power, I think the main problem people have is that each plant can only really last for 40 or so years, then needs to be deconstructed, which costs lots and takes 30 years or something.
    I think Aikido's essential point is that nuclear power plants are not forward thinking in the least, which is exactly what youre saying.

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    The last nuclear plant factory exploding caused radioactivity all over to the other side of the world.
    Now 40 years... Thnk god I don't live there.
    As for new tech, fossil fuels are gonna be replaced by a candy cane era (ethanol fuel)... my prediction sweets are gonna raise their price=(
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    @flab : thank god that the tchernobyl cloud stopped at the (france's) frontier lol
    beside, at 1 or 2 days more only (if russian people didn't stop the reaction and keep the place "safe" with their hands, which killed a lot of them later), it would have been a lot more destructive.....

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    Chernobyl was a good design, just the saftey features weren't up to scratch. Had they had better safeguards, such an explosion would have been impossible.
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    Sure, as far as any power plant can be considered a good design.

    which I would argue is impossible by its nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aradiel
    Chernobyl was a good design, just the saftey features weren't up to scratch. Had they had better safeguards, such an explosion would have been impossible.
    it was an old sovietic era design, and that's NOT what i would name a "good" design....
    and up till now we don't know for sure what caused the explosions, so even with better safeguards it could have happen...

 

 
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