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Apparently invisibility cloaks will ACTUALLY BE POSSIBLE.
One invisibility cloak please!
love that guy.
This guy sounds like a madman though
Usually documentaries of predictions of the future are a bit ridiculous.
Like, I fail to see how you could build an elevator to mars or whatever. A space station maybe..
Some of it is just fucking cool though.
Didn't see the documentary, but the space elevator concept is a fairly well established one, and ought to be perfectly feasible pending the development of a sufficiently strong material (most likely carbon nanotube-based) for the cable. NASA have carried out a feasibility study and concluded that the idea is perfectly sound in principle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator
But I don't see how you could have a permanent link between mars and the earth due to orbits. I mean, the carbon nanotubes would have to go through the sun wouldnt they?
seems perfectly reasonable. And awesome.
yeah that sounds pretty nuts, I've only ever heard people discussing elevators connected to geostationary satellites, or possibly the moon. You could, however, launch vessels off the end of the cable, as centripetal force causes them to accelerate past the gravitational midpoint of the cable, and apparently they would have sufficient momentum to reach jupiter. That would be a much cheaper and more efficient way of doing space travel than using rockets.
He didn't explain exactly how it'd work
don't like the guy talking about using nanotechnology for war though. Typical southern american
after 40 odd mins of beardy university types talking about the technoutopia of free energy and universal brotherhood and curing all diseases, it's pretty lol to suddenly get this douchebag cowboy talking about using nanobots to KILL OUR ADVERSARIES
pretty ignorant to be influenced so highly by an accent and a hat. typical white middle class
He's a douchebag because he has chosen to dedicate his intellectual capacity to engineering KILLER ROBOTS, not because of his hat and accent. They are just the icing on the cake. Nice attempt at trolling anyway :)
and where did it say he's dedicated his intellectual capacity to engineering killer robots? He was speaking as a representative as someone who's in the military field, you utter bellend.
I'm off to the angry dome
that fact that teleportation has happened and will soon be carried out on large organisms has got me moist.
and made supermarket fruit and veg taste so much better..