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    Ishman is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    What are your thoughts on the new systems technologies coming out?
    Including but not limited to: The new consoles [PS3 and the 'Wii(Most retarded name ever)] and their abilities, holographic storage technology, the various hydrogen powered fuel cells, the new commercial space race, manipulation of genetics to create things such as organic factories made from bacteria, manipulation of molecules on the nanonic scale [NanoTech], fusion based nuclear reactors, and quantum processing.

    Discuss at will.

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    We've been maniuplating particles on the nano scale for ages. I wish people would stop being so ridiculously paranoid about it.
    "Beer is the mind killer. Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my beer. I will permit it to pass over me and through me, and when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. When the beer has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    I think nano technology will be the end of size manipulation to achieve better/smaller/faster and low powered semiconductor, as we can't create or go any smaller than atomic size (armstrong), so there will be no ipod armstrong, Thanks God!
    but they can still take advantage on the arising optical technology
    Last edited by flash; 05-19-2006 at 01:50 PM.

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    When the HELL did I do ANYTHING to indicate I was being paranoid about nanotech?

    Any of the older members will tell you that I'm a supporter of the nanotech industry.

    In fact, I've done work in the field my self, reinforcing balsa wood with a Carbon Nanotube resin. The resin was infused into the balsa wood, Increasing it's strength above and beyond what the normal resin would Improve by twofold.

    You should stop making assumptions about people, they will fail you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishman
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    When the HELL did I do ANYTHING to indicate I was being paranoid about nanotech?
    I was refferring to people in general, not you. So many people are afraid of it without knowing that their fears are incredibly unfounded.
    "Beer is the mind killer. Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my beer. I will permit it to pass over me and through me, and when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. When the beer has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
    Make beer, not war.

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    I've not really come across that kind of feeling.
    What I have come across though, is unreasonable fear of nuclear power plants...

    What stupid, stupid idiocy. Nuclear fission plants output into the surrounding envirmonet thousands of times less radiation than a cold plant of similar output. In fact, they actually produce MASSIVELY under the maximum allowed amount without incurring penalties, while coal plants exceed their respective law MASSIVELY. Nuclear power plants are more efficent, produce less waste [almost all from a coal plant goes into the atmoshphere and envirnoment, and no one gives a shit] and are simply better, yet people oppose unreasonably, and if they give even a hint of releasing low levels of radiation, they get shut down.

    The nuclear plants in America are something like 40 years old on average, and are some of the best producers of energy beside hydroelectric sources.

    FORTY YEAR OLD PLANTS. If we dotted the US with Helium cooled Pebble Bed Reactors, we could easily supplement the rising oil prices in the US [which are pretty much the cheapest in the world] or even supercede the need for oil as an electric source.

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    pls explain more? what fear?
    I really haven't heard people fear nano technology

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishman
    I've not really come across that kind of feeling.
    What I have come across though, is unreasonable fear of nuclear power plants...

    What stupid, stupid idiocy. Nuclear fission plants output into the surrounding envirmonet thousands of times less radiation than a cold plant of similar output. In fact, they actually produce MASSIVELY under the maximum allowed amount without incurring penalties, while coal plants exceed their respective law MASSIVELY. Nuclear power plants are more efficent, produce less waste [almost all from a coal plant goes into the atmoshphere and envirnoment, and no one gives a shit] and are simply better, yet people oppose unreasonably, and if they give even a hint of releasing low levels of radiation, they get shut down.

    The nuclear plants in America are something like 40 years old on average, and are some of the best producers of energy beside hydroelectric sources.

    FORTY YEAR OLD PLANTS. If we dotted the US with Helium cooled Pebble Bed Reactors, we could easily supplement the rising oil prices in the US [which are pretty much the cheapest in the world] or even supercede the need for oil as an electric source.
    o.O
    Ish, are you serious?
    Yes, what you say is true. Nuclear plants are far more efficient, etc than their fossil fuel brethren. But to call them economically/environmentally friendly when alternative energy sources can produce the necessary output with no environmental damage and good economic incentive in the long run.

    I wouldn't say I fear nuclear plants, but there is really no good reason why we should not be moving primarily to wind powered grids.

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    Holographic DVDs impress the hell out of me, complicated as fuck but so freakin kewl its just ... awesome... i hope before i die i can look down upon Earth and sy with pride "I used to live there"

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    Quote Originally Posted by LotusBoyRock
    Holographic DVDs impress the hell out of me, complicated as fuck but so freakin kewl its just ... awesome... i hope before i die i can look down upon Earth and sy with pride "I used to live there"
    from space? good luck with that.

 

 
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