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    Thread: Money in OA 10600 AT
Post: RE: Money in OA 10600 AT

Digital currency has a lot of evolving to do in it's future - as does the very concept of money itself. As automation takes center stage, fewer and fewer people will be able to acquire "money" in what...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 6 74 11-28-2021, 03:39 AM
    Thread: Slow Light
Post: RE: Slow Light

Well - the article says light can be completely stopped and then restarted again. The first thing that comes to mind is a....hmm....optical capacitor. You charge the capacitor (region that slows light...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 2 33 11-16-2021, 01:23 PM
    Thread: A Random Notion - 'Infinity Pen'
Post: RE: A Random Notion - 'Infinity Pen'

I could see an object like this being a genetically modified living plant. So, on your writing desk near the window, you have a pot with your pen sticking out of the soil. When you want to write somet...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 3 45 10-29-2021, 11:52 PM
    Thread: DNI - Why only implants?
Post: RE: DNI - Why only implants?

We kind of already have the rudiments of this idea IRL. Granted, they are "read-only". Any info you put in the brain has to go through classical channels. I've seen head-sets that allow the wearer to ...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 9 104 10-13-2021, 01:48 PM
    Thread: Cyberpunk?
Post: RE: Cyberpunk?

(08-06-2021, 01:47 PM)MacGregor Wrote: Hard to imagine many people identifying as that centuries from now. I dunno - one day I year, I identify as a pirate. Every September 19th. Of course, I share ...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 14 93 08-06-2021, 10:45 PM
    Thread: Cyberpunk?
Post: RE: Cyberpunk?

Something I can see happening in the OA setting: Someone builds a very popular "Cyberpunk" themed virtual space. Someone else plans to hack it and cause a transcension event with everyone inside the ...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 14 93 08-06-2021, 10:43 PM
    Thread: S:3 Thought Speed (sans wormholes)
Post: RE: S:3 Thought Speed (sans wormholes)

(08-03-2021, 01:36 AM)Rynn Wrote: it turns out it's not quite strictly modular, rather there appear to be modular networks. Rather than there being a specific part of the brain that deals in faces t...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 15 176 08-03-2021, 07:42 AM
    Thread: S:3 Thought Speed (sans wormholes)
Post: RE: S:3 Thought Speed (sans wormholes)

(08-02-2021, 05:37 PM)stevebowers Wrote: They all incorporate components which are distant from other segments of the same mind, so there must be delays, even if wormholes are included in the design...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 15 176 08-03-2021, 01:02 AM
    Thread: Seed Tech question
Post: RE: Seed Tech question

Okay - well, for size descriptions, imagine an emergency survival kit that has little "cans" inside it the size of a soda can. You push a button on the can labeled "shelter" and drop it on the ground,...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 8 108 07-23-2021, 08:03 PM
    Thread: Seed Tech question
Post: Seed Tech question

We've talked about "Seed Tech" before - how a small device could contain the data and nanobot constructors needed to build just about anything. But - what kind of time frame are we looking at? Granted...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 8 108 07-23-2021, 04:41 PM
    Thread: Hypertalls
Post: RE: Hypertalls

Do beanstalks count? No seriously...You could build a beanstalk-like thing that would appear to be a tower rather than a cable. Rather than be in compression (weight pushing it into the ground) it cou...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 13 200 06-20-2021, 02:31 PM
    Thread: What exactly is "the Singularity"?
Post: RE: What exactly is "the Singularity"?

Well - this is my thinking, others might see it differently: As technology progresses, new discoveries "feed" on each other, making discoveries and inventions easier. Eventually, this leads to a runaw...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 14 142 03-27-2021, 10:41 AM
    Thread: Light Bulbs, and Autos, and Aircraft - Oh My!
Post: RE: Light Bulbs, and Autos, and Aircraft - Oh My!

nanotech blurring the lines between "alive" and "inanimate" networked augmented reality. How is it that everyone seems to just "know stuff"? Are these people telepathic? Angelnets - Oh, and not just...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 12 141 03-16-2021, 02:47 PM
    Thread: Security Bush prototype?
Post: Security Bush prototype?

Well, it doesn't fire hypersonic darts at intruders, but it does detect traces of explosives in the groundwater - such as might leak out of a landmine. And it interfaces with digital devices https://w...
rom65536 Real Life But OA Relevant 2 997 02-03-2021, 03:42 AM
    Thread: Stellar Engineering idea
Post: RE: Stellar Engineering idea

(01-28-2021, 03:04 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: This is basically a godstar Well crap - such a good idea it's already in place.
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 8 101 01-28-2021, 08:48 PM
    Thread: Stellar Engineering idea
Post: Stellar Engineering idea

Back last september, PBS Space Time (youtube channel) did a video on life evolving inside stars. the URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNK5oahmw3I More than something like this happening at random ...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 8 101 01-28-2021, 04:22 AM
    Thread: Holoprojector
Post: RE: Holoprojector

Don't forget perception hacking. DNI has the ability to let you perceive anything at all.
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 2 33 01-20-2021, 05:37 AM
    Thread: Tidying Up Your Solar System
Post: RE: Tidying Up Your Solar System

Make it part of the colonizing effort. You're going to need some sort of transportation and logistics hub, so when the von neuman probe gets to the system, it's first task is to build the hardware to ...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 4 73 12-22-2020, 02:14 PM
    Thread: Metal obelisk found in Utah desert
Post: RE: Metal obelisk found in Utah desert

Well, to be honest, the past....14 months or so have had a bumper crop of "weird". Last November, the US Navy admitted that UFOs were a thing. A military-funded research project concerning Skinwalker ...
rom65536 Real Life But OA Relevant 4 1,652 11-25-2020, 01:23 PM
    Thread: Metal obelisk found in Utah desert
Post: Metal obelisk found in Utah desert

https://nypost.com/2020/11/23/mystifying...i6XLS1x8i8 I hope it's something weird... ...it's never something weird.
rom65536 Real Life But OA Relevant 4 1,652 11-24-2020, 12:25 PM