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A fandom meme I made up

What 5 fictional inventions would you most like to be real?

1. Portable holes, from certain cartoons. Seriously, how much more awesome an invention could there be?

2. Warp drive! Need I say more?

3. Replicators, like on Star Trek!

4. Prosthetic bodies, like on GITS:SAC

5. Easy, complete sex changes.

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christinaathena
May. 3rd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
I think I'd replace #1 with Transporter beams. ^_^ Preferably very afforadable, say, not much more than $5 per beam. Quite a few people (you being one) that I'd love to be able to just beam over and visit ^_^
fayanora
May. 3rd, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Oooh! That too. If you don't mind being killed, disassembled, and reassembled on the other end.

Me, I'd prefer some kind of device that opened up portals from one place to another.
christinaathena
May. 3rd, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Well, yes, there is that. ^_^ There was an Outer Limits episode that dealt with that issue, where the original didn't get disassembled while the new one was assembled ...
fayanora
May. 3rd, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
I saw that one! I was thinking about it earlier today, too!
christinaathena
May. 3rd, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
But, definitely some sort of near-instantaneous point-to-point travel. ^_^
kengr
May. 3rd, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
Actually, teleportation is a bigger can of worms than replicators/fabbers.

Try and track down a copy of Niven's essay "The Theory and Practice of Teleportation". It's been included in several of his collections.

Short version of the critical poiint: Any teleportation setup that doesn't require *both* a transmitter *and* a receiver is a recipe for a short, ugly war.
brockulfsen
May. 4th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
That was the big advantage Blake's Seven had against the Federation.

Liberator was an awesome ship, but most of their actual damage to the Federation was done by teleporting into a secure facility and making big explosions.
kengr
May. 4th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
sure. Now consider if they could have done like on Star Trek and grabbed people without them having to wear the bracelets.

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