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(London Times)   How sci-fi leads to reality: H.G. Wells directly inspired the atom bomb, and the V2 rocket was based on pulp magazine art. Subby furiously penning yarn about Playboy bunnies serving him Infinity Beer in invisible sky castle   (entertainment.timesonline.co.uk) divider line 24
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2008-06-19 02:04:39 PM  
Personally, I just want my fully functional android replicas of Ellen Muth, Christina Ricci and Danneka McKellar!

Thora Birch and Fairuza Balk wouldn't be bad, either.
 
2008-06-19 02:23:07 PM  
Odd that they went through all that and failed to mention Neal Stephenson, who envisioned both Google Earth and Second Life before they were created.

I mean, he's even British and all.
 
2008-06-19 02:35:48 PM  
SphericalTime: Odd that they went through all that and failed to mention Neal Stephenson, who envisioned both Google Earth and Second Life before they were created.

I mean, he's even British and all.


THIS

Except Second Life isn't nearly as cool as Stephenson's vision. Christ, they haven't even hooked it up to the Sinulator yet.
 
2008-06-19 03:14:14 PM  
TARDIS and/or psychic paper please.
 
2008-06-19 03:49:39 PM  
How about some of that anti-cancer trait from Transmetropolitan? I'm jonesing for a smoke like you wouldn't believe.
 
2008-06-19 04:26:15 PM  
1) Direct mass-energy conversion
2) Terraforming
3) Faster-than-light travel

/please?
 
2008-06-19 05:19:01 PM  
Holodecks damnit.

HOLODECKS.
 
2008-06-19 05:29:17 PM  
ollin: Holodecks damnit.

HOLODECKS.


Came in to say this.
 
2008-06-19 05:36:37 PM  
ollin: Holodecks damnit.

HOLODECKS.


This 1000x over.
 
2008-06-19 05:45:36 PM  
MasonL87: ollin: Holodecks damnit.

HOLODECKS.

This 1000x over.


Self-cleaning holodecks. We all know what we'd be doing in there if we had the chance.
 
2008-06-19 05:47:37 PM  
Coin operated suicide booths?
Smelloscopes?
Bending units?

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!?!?!
 
2008-06-19 05:57:36 PM  
Sleepy Weasel: Self-cleaning holodecks. We all know what we'd be doing in there if we had the chance.

No no, we could just generate a cute little Japanese maid to come and wash everything up. We could give her a little uniform...and...one of those hair things...

*cough*

Ok well I guess after that we'd just need to create another maid to finish cleaning up...maybe make her French...
 
2008-06-19 06:01:49 PM  
wouldn't the bunnies have a hard time not running into the invisible walls?
 
2008-06-19 06:02:29 PM  
All of the buildings, all of those cars were once just a dream in somebody's head.
 
2008-06-19 06:21:50 PM  
www.bobpitch.com
Scanners aren't nearly as effective as I'd hoped, though.
 
2008-06-19 07:00:25 PM  
Great article.
 
2008-06-19 08:19:49 PM  
Have you ever been to Akron? Hm? Akron?
Poor thing. Poor, poor thing.
 
2008-06-19 08:54:55 PM  
Werner von Braun had the magazine smuggled in while working on rockets for the Nazis. His V-2 - a pointy cigar with fins - was plainly inspired by an Astounding cover.

Of course, those magazine artists just made that shape up because it looked cool, not because early rockets made by von Braun and others were already shaped like that. Or that Zeppelins had been shaped like that since well before those magazines existed.
 
2008-06-19 09:33:07 PM  
I grok this.
 
2008-06-19 09:59:35 PM  
Does this mean blue space prostitutes too?


xbox360media.ign.com
 
2008-06-20 03:15:51 AM  
i like the green ones.
 
2008-06-20 02:46:04 PM  
Well, duh. Sci-Fi authors have predicted most major technological developments for the last 150-200 years. Nobody pays attention to them, but they still do it.
 
2008-06-21 02:58:50 PM  
and my childrens children thank you Subby
 
2008-06-22 06:16:27 AM  
ollin: Sleepy Weasel: Self-cleaning holodecks. We all know what we'd be doing in there if we had the chance.

No no, we could just generate a cute little Japanese maid to come and wash everything up. We could give her a little uniform...and...one of those hair things...

*cough*

Ok well I guess after that we'd just need to create another maid to finish cleaning up...maybe make her French...


I like how you think.
 
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