what things do you think SHOULD have been invented

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what things do you want somebody to invent?
a perpetual motion machine :bounce: 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
antigravity boots :bounce: 8%  8%  [ 7 ]
noiseless chainsaws :idea: 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
self-tying shoes :idea: 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
a real holodeck :idea: 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
compact warp drive :idea: 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
holographic surround sound in a box :idea: 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
real flying magic carpets :idea: 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
safe personal jetpacks :idea: 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
real hoverboard :idea: 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
calorie-free cholesterol-free fat :chef: 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
a pill that does away with dookie :idea: 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
a brain amplifier :idea: 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
star-trek-style food replicator :chef: 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
machine that kills earthquakes and storms :idea: 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
real androids :idea: 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
intelligent sexbots :bounce: 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
phonograph record optical scanner :idea: 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
machine that automatically heals all disease :idea: 11%  11%  [ 10 ]
portable houses :idea: 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 88

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05 Sep 2019, 1:01 am

Human microwaving.

If youre arms are dead tired from ten hours of work you just stick your arms into the therapeutic microwave and zap it. And you would get the equivalent of a hot bath, or an electric heating pad, or of slathering your arms of with Ben Gay.



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05 Sep 2019, 1:07 am

i think they did experiments on that matter and found the microwaves hard to meter, IOW people didn't feel anything until they were burning.



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05 Sep 2019, 1:36 pm

auntblabby wrote:
i think they did experiments on that matter and found the microwaves hard to meter, IOW people didn't feel anything until they were burning.


Probably not feasible.

The comedian George Wallace suggested using microwaves as a means of capital punishment.

"He killed 14 people? Ok. He gets 14 minutes. BING!. He's done.".



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05 Sep 2019, 3:55 pm

auntblabby wrote:
hmmmmm.... i thought that warp drive was just about folding or warping space.


I'm assuming the Trek version of warp drive. The ship travels in a bubble of subspace where it's possible to exceed C. My idea puts whatever you want to move in hyperspace
and takes it back out somewhere else. Assuming it needs some sort of bubble or field around it to keep hyperspace and normal space from meeting. Hyperspace would be instantaneous (think the recent BSG, not Trek or Bab 5).



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05 Sep 2019, 7:05 pm

auntblabby wrote:
redrobin62 wrote:
Expanding on AuntBlabby's inventions: Extract solo blues artists from the old field recordings and place them in Carnegie Hall backed by a chamber orchestra or rock band. The purists would tear me a new one for that but it'd be interesting to hear the old blues pioneers in different contexts.

something akin to that is being done, has been done for the last decade or so using advanced DSP algorithms, and is now in commercial products for everybody to use. one such product is ADX Trax Stems which soon is coming out for PC, has been a Mac product for about a year or so. the term for the process is "spectral source subtraction."


In the Nineties/early 2000's they made a top ten hit by electronically arranging Natalie Cole to sing a "duet" with her long deceased father Nat King Cole with the song "Unforgettable".



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06 Sep 2019, 12:54 am

naturalplastic wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
redrobin62 wrote:
Expanding on AuntBlabby's inventions: Extract solo blues artists from the old field recordings and place them in Carnegie Hall backed by a chamber orchestra or rock band. The purists would tear me a new one for that but it'd be interesting to hear the old blues pioneers in different contexts.

something akin to that is being done, has been done for the last decade or so using advanced DSP algorithms, and is now in commercial products for everybody to use. one such product is ADX Trax Stems which soon is coming out for PC, has been a Mac product for about a year or so. the term for the process is "spectral source subtraction."


In the Nineties/early 2000's they made a top ten hit by electronically arranging Natalie Cole to sing a "duet" with her long deceased father Nat King Cole with the song "Unforgettable".

i have that CD. before that by a few years, they crudely dubbed a 78 rpm record of hank williams Sr. singing "there's a tear in my beer" along with Hank II.