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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23 Feb 2019, 2:53 am

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Vertical take off and landing house. VTOL house.

what about that house in "UP"?

No. Balloons freak me out most of the times.

the only thing i don't like about 'em is how loud they are when they pop. :o



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23 Feb 2019, 5:52 am

Reminds me of that seeming tragedy, that turned into a real laughable scandal, in the news a few years ago.

That yuppie couple that got all of that sympathy and news coverage a few years ago when they claimed that their little son had been accidently carried off into the sky by an oversized party balloon. The authorities launched a search of the surrounding California mountains. The kid was found alive and well in the parents' basement or something. And it turned out to be a hoax perpetrated by the parents.

In fact it was a lot like that current thing in the news about that actor who just recently staged that fake hate crime attack on himself.

The newsmedia showed pictures of the little boy standing next to the balloon in question. The balloon was much bigger than the kid, but..

But years before I had gone through a phase of having an aspie obsession with zeppelins, and dirigibles. Did a lot of reading about volume of gas vs payload in dirigible designs back in the day. So by the time of the story I could tell that the balloon in the newspaper picture was too small to have enough lift to carry the child standing next to it in the same picture. Bigger than the kid, but not enough bigger to have the kid as its payload. I coulda scooped everyone by writing a letter to the editor about it. Darn!



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23 Feb 2019, 9:03 am

Intelligence is sexy, but the idea of intelligent sexbots seems kind of creepy.


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23 Feb 2019, 12:40 pm

Wolfram87 wrote:
Intelligence is sexy, but the idea of intelligent sexbots seems kind of creepy.
I wish we had the ability to DL celebrity's profile, their look & personality onto a blank robot so you could kinda get the experience of dating the celeb. Like on the Futurama ep where Fry DLed Lucy Liu & started dating her.


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23 Feb 2019, 5:55 pm

I think Rome should of invented steam power that we could of had more advanced technology.



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23 Feb 2019, 6:16 pm

nick007 wrote:
Wolfram87 wrote:
Intelligence is sexy, but the idea of intelligent sexbots seems kind of creepy.
I wish we had the ability to DL celebrity's profile, their look & personality onto a blank robot so you could kinda get the experience of dating the celeb. Like on the Futurama ep where Fry DLed Lucy Liu & started dating her.


Still pretty creepy. And would we be dating a copy of their actual personality, or some distilled version of their public persona? I imagine plenty of Hollywood sex icons would be nightmares to date.


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20 Mar 2019, 2:55 pm

A submarine that can go 20000 leagues under the sea like it did in the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.



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20 Mar 2019, 3:25 pm

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A submarine that can go 20000 leagues under the sea like it did in the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.


Pretty sure that already exists.


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20 Mar 2019, 3:27 pm

Memory removal like in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


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20 Mar 2019, 8:50 pm

The oceans are not 60,000 miles deep. This could only happen on Jupiter or Saturn.

A league is three miles.



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20 Mar 2019, 11:51 pm

a portable device that when you place it inside an old jalopy, it cancels out all the noise inside the passenger compartment.



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21 Mar 2019, 1:56 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
The oceans are not 60,000 miles deep. This could only happen on Jupiter or Saturn.

A league is three miles.


Which is why 20.000 leagues refers to distance, not depth.


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21 Mar 2019, 5:08 am

I don't know how to do the multiple quotes, but here are some comments:

For mechanical whales see Christopher Moore's "Fluke." Although just that sentence is a bit of a spoiler.

For portable houses: these are called tents. (no offense here to the homeless; I am just an avid wilderness traveler and can live in them for months.)

And I truly did not realize that 20,000 leagues under the sea reference distance traveled horizontally and not vertically. Is that the case? Did anyone know how deep the ocean was when Verne wrote that book?

What I personally would settle for now, in terms of inventions, is something that would relieve neurogenic pain.


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21 Mar 2019, 5:13 am

blazingstar wrote:
I don't know how to do the multiple quotes, but here are some comments:
For mechanical whales see Christopher Moore's "Fluke." Although just that sentence is a bit of a spoiler.
For portable houses: these are called tents. (no offense here to the homeless; I am just an avid wilderness traveler and can live in them for months.) And I truly did not realize that 20,000 leagues under the sea reference distance traveled horizontally and not vertically. Is that the case? Did anyone know how deep the ocean was when Verne wrote that book?
What I personally would settle for now, in terms of inventions, is something that would relieve neurogenic pain.

do you think that TENS would help with your neuropathy?



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21 Mar 2019, 5:20 am

blazingstar wrote:
And I truly did not realize that 20,000 leagues under the sea reference distance traveled horizontally and not vertically. Is that the case? Did anyone know how deep the ocean was when Verne wrote that book?


It is the case. And no, they probably didn't know how deep the ocean is. But 20.000 (metric) leagues is 80.000 kilometers, or about two laps around the Earth at the equator. I'm pretty sure they knew the oceans couldn't be quite that deep.


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