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In Pictures: Science Fiction Technology We Want For Real

In Pictures: Science Fiction Technology We Want For Real
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Short for Knight Industries Two Thousand, this fictional, sentient computer was installed in an old Pontiac Firebird equipped with various James Bond-like toys. The vehicle seemingly had everything anyone could ever need: a Molecular-Bonded Shell that repelled nearly any projectile, a set of rear-mounted undercarriage rocket boosters for incredible speeds (and a number of cheesy jumps), and an engine that went from 0 to 60 MPH in a mere two seconds. Ultimately what made this car cool was the computer AI, able to take control of the vehicle when needed, while throwing out a few jokes in the process.

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    plznote , April 15, 2011 4:10 AM
    Definitely the lightsaber, although not for household purposes! :lol: 
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    dragonsqrrl , April 15, 2011 4:18 AM
    I think it's funny just how many of the "science fiction technologies" on your list come from Star Trek. If you want kick ass futuristic gadget pron, Star Trek is definitely the place to go. Transporters, shields, Replicators, Holodecks, photon torpedoes, WARP DRIVE?!... damn I'm having an epic flash back through the 90's.
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    rohitbaran , April 15, 2011 4:46 AM
    Fix the article Toms. Clicking on one picture actually takes to the next picture and its description.
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    agnickolov , April 15, 2011 5:17 AM
    Also, the last picture is missing - it ends with 19 of 20. Or perhaps the count is wrong?
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    haplo602 , April 15, 2011 5:51 AM
    agnickolovAlso, the last picture is missing - it ends with 19 of 20. Or perhaps the count is wrong?


    yes, 7 of 9 MIA :-)
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 5:56 AM
    Bah, I just want a self-drying jacket and self-tying sneakers ala Back to the Future 2. And flux capacitor > tardis. :p 
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    bdcrlsn , April 15, 2011 6:16 AM
    Yeah, I was surprised to see the Flux Capacitor missing from the list.
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    Olle P , April 15, 2011 7:17 AM
    RoboCop as such is a nifty idea, but I think it really needs to be combined with the cognitive AI to function properly.
    There's a myriad of situations where breaking a law might be better than not breaking one, and the police officer must be empathic with such situations and handle them well. (Think of the Judge Dredd movie, where a poor guy flee from some thugs by hiding inside a robot, only to be arrested by Dredd for that offence.)

    Also, in the RoboCop movie there's a scene where RoboCop stop a robber in a grocery store, and RoboCop completely demolish most of the store's interior instead of making a clean arrest. That's not how I want a cop to behave!
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    joytech22 , April 15, 2011 8:37 AM
    I'm surprised they didn't mention space ships or something, I like halo's for showing how most architectures would design ships, they understand they don't need to be aerodynamic in space but they need room and power.

    Just like buildings.
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    Rizlla , April 15, 2011 9:49 AM
    For me Knigh Rider is still one of the all time favourites.
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    back_by_demand , April 15, 2011 10:57 AM
    I can't remember what film it was but it was a spoof SciFi and they had a mini-lightsaber dagger, used for cutting a loaf of bread, it gave instant slices of toast
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    back_by_demand , April 15, 2011 10:59 AM
    Marty McFly should have programmed the Flux Capacitor for 1939 in Germany

    Back To The Fuhrer
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    elbert , April 15, 2011 11:08 AM
    Actually it was a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am.
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    blppt , April 15, 2011 12:25 PM
    Screw the Holodeck. I want the HOLOSHED!
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    liveonc , April 15, 2011 12:57 PM
    I've got a lightsaber! But doesn't work :-(
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 1:23 PM
    Where's the Telepod from 'The Fly' movie?
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 1:50 PM
    95% movie/tv based. Would it kill you to read a SF book.

    Then your imagination might not be so limited.

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    custodian-1 , April 15, 2011 2:30 PM
    You could have mention the Tri-corder, and communicator from Star Trek (TOS) which we have all ready.
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 3:29 PM
    I wished they've included mobile suites e.g GUNDAM :-)
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    annymmo , April 15, 2011 4:05 PM
    custodian-1You could have mention the Tri-corder, and communicator from Star Trek (TOS) which we have all ready.


    No we don't.
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