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    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 4 34 5 hours ago
    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 4 34 9 hours ago
    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 13 190 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 14 137 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 12 139 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 2 633 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 8 100 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 8 100 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 1,141 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 1,141 11-24-2020, 12:25 PM
    Thread: Prepping Your Starship for Departure
Post: RE: Prepping Your Starship for Departure

Who's ship? What kind of ship? What resources do they have at their disposal? The answer to this is going to vary wildly. A smart, "wealthy" neb might be able to go from deciding to travel the stars ...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 8 90 11-02-2020, 04:43 PM
    Thread: Do we not bleed? What would be the sephirotic equilavent?
Post: RE: Do we not bleed? What would be the sephirot...

There's kind of only one thing all the different beings that could be called "people" in OA have in common: Sophoncy. _I_ think, therefore _I_ am. Rene Descartes, with emphasis by me. I think I am, t...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 9 99 10-14-2020, 07:01 PM
    Thread: What makes a planet special?
Post: RE: What makes a planet special?

(10-14-2020, 02:38 PM)Dfleymmes1134 Wrote: or to prevent the natives of the special resource planet from destroying that special resource. (ecosystems, archeological ruins, etc) I hadn't even though...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 7 103 10-14-2020, 04:10 PM
    Thread: What makes a planet special?
Post: RE: What makes a planet special?

Dune is actually a great example of this, but requires the rest of the Dune universe to work. The sandworms were silicon based life, and through some biological process created as a waste product the ...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 7 103 10-14-2020, 08:30 AM
    Thread: Logistics
Post: RE: Logistics

(10-10-2020, 09:04 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Maybe make each pellet out of silicon with chambers within each pellet holding concentrations of each of the other four elements? Or maybe make the pellet out ...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 28 272 10-10-2020, 12:55 PM
    Thread: Logistics
Post: RE: Logistics

One thing I've always wondered: What is the bulk of the material OA construction tech would need? my first answer would be "mostly carbon". Then after that, probably oxygen, silicon and aluminum. S...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 28 272 10-10-2020, 08:41 AM
    Thread: 'Cooling' Artificial Black Holes via Collision
Post: RE: 'Cooling' Artificial Black Holes via Collision

Couple first thoughts: This would be visible from across the universe. Gravity wave detectors would see such shenanigans pretty easily. Black hole mergers from one location with any kind of regularity...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 2 41 09-22-2020, 11:24 PM
    Thread: Colonizing a planet
Post: RE: Colonizing a planet

1) system chosen for closer investigation from telescope data 2) probe swarms enter system (distance in light years X 1.5 years to complete this step) 3) Probes investigate system, create nest-orbital...
rom65536 General Setting Discussion 8 89 08-25-2020, 11:42 AM