I'll have the lot (except telepathy)...
...which would be awful.
And can we have light speed travel before immortality please? Otherwise we're going to be really fucked.
Pravda is offering an entertaining insight into just what Russians consider must-haves for the forthcoming century – a list which naturally includes flying cars, cheap space travel and the elixir of eternal youth. A poll by the Russian National Centre for Public Opinion Studies asked the unwashed masses what they considered …
...imagine being stuck in a can for four years just to visit Alpha Centauri. And that's without the return flight.
I want Faster-Than-Light space flight, available for everyone, powered by alternative fuels, controlled by artificial intelligence. A perpetuum mobile on board would be fine, the more Rube-Goldbergesque the better, though I suspect that some law of thermodynamics or other might need to be rephrased first. Also, teleportation for visits on alien planets where I would zip around in my flying car. No time machine, thank you, those just create nasty paradoxes.
Although, artificial intelligence alone would be fine for starters. Plenty of people seem to need some implanted asap.
...with all the focus on that list on healing illness, repairing organs and living forever, a larger planet, food replicators and/or human sterilisation had better be pretty near the top of most peoples wish lists.
I don't fancy living for ever on a planet with a couple of hundred billion others all fighting over the last remaining scraps of food.
Oh, and for me it has to be teleportation. I could teleport into the bosses office, slap him across his smug little face and be out of there again before he realised what had happened.
El Reg sporting first past the post? Tsk. I voted for lightspeed travel, so I can swan off and leave the stinking mess of humanity behind me. But I'd rather like to live a long time (this would be a massive disaster if it was created at present, resources are stretched anyway)
World Peace wasn't on there either (that'd be some sort of mass-extinction ray)
Settle for alternative fuel (or more efficeint PV panels) though.
Telepathy would be rubbish.... I mean, I'd love to be able to read other people's minds, but that would mean they can read mine. NOT GOOD! Otherwise, perpetual youth >>>>> immortality, and teleportation, while extremely useful, also strikes me as rather boring compared to flying cars. I'll have a flying Ferrari. And a Pint, or maybe 5, it is Friday after all.
I think a better translation would be "free energy", like Steon's Orbo device, or one of the other of the hordes of bad physics machines. Like the decades long fusion power plasma scam.
Me, I would prefer booze with no hangovers, or viagra without headaches. Those would be scientific advances.
Chyurr. What kind of dystopia will that lot give us?
Shameless and uncoordinated elders bopping away at birthdays and bar mitzvahs. Ever concerned that we might be our own great-grandparent. And as blogs n' Twitter have shown telepathy is something that must never happen.
It's typical of these Ruskies: just because they had a Soviet Union they think that everyone else should have one.
Here's three inventions I'd like to see:
1) matter transformer: in go holey old socks; out come fresh, new, slightly smaller socks. No more economy. No more material envy.
2) planetary propulsion: goodbye sweaty days and frozen fingers. Come July / January, just fire her up and whizz round the 'helion a couple of months worth. No more extremes; just all the best parts of the year. As an added bonus one-third of the existing population apparently never ages.
3) 80's-style special effect of rotating square with faces frozen on it - in space. Ostensibly a land of play and lollipops (all free). In actuality a cruel, harsh lesson in growing up for the young. Using genetic techniques the occupants are mutated into chymera - half donkey - and endure terrible suffering at the hands of the Thuggee. Only having metamorphosed themselves into responsible members of society can they join planet Earth.
With all of the illness you can have these days I vote to cure them all. Immortality will only cause the planet to super over populate, Time Machines can't be trusted to anybody but Michael J Fox, Alternative Fuels are round the corner anyway, and I don't trust three quarters of the people driving on the ground let alone in the air.
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