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What do you want to be discovered or invented before you die

  1. Dec 12, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    What do you want to be discovered, invented before you kick the bucket?
     
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    Bundles of self-replicating organic molecules capable of homeostasis, metabolism, and reaction to stimuli outside of earth.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2008 #3
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    electrogravitics
     
  5. Dec 12, 2008 #4

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    A way to greatly extend my lifespan :smile: I like being alive.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2008 #5
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    Transporters, I hate winter driving.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2008 #6

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    Anti-bucket kicking drugs.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2008 #7
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    the fing-longer, so I don't have to get up to press the buttons on my "what if" machine
     
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  9. Dec 12, 2008 #8
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    I think you mean the fing-longer. The finger-longer does something very different.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2008 #9
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    Immortality.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2008 #10

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    Bundles of self-replicating organic molecules capable of homeostasis, metabolism, and reaction to stimuli ... synthesized in a lab.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2008 #11
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    Hmm, interesting alternative. Life outside of earth or synthetic life? I hadn't thought of the latter. Now I'm torn.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2008 #12
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    I want access to the parallel universe where everything goes as planned, and where you don't feel bad as often.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2008 #13

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    What we need is an enhanced biochemical understanding of the brain so as to eliminate wars , this is the future of biochemistry.
     
  15. Dec 12, 2008 #14
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    <snakeoilsalesman>
    Well then have I got news for you! Through the magic of modern pharmaceutical compounds, you too can access these magical worlds where everything is peachy!
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  16. Dec 12, 2008 #15
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    Meh, we'll see, may be on some of those "modern pharmaceuticals" soon. lol
     
  17. Dec 13, 2008 #16

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    We have them all ready uric acid works great.
     
  18. Dec 13, 2008 #17
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    1. Immortality - How's the research looking here?

    2. Knowledge of the human brain - just how much do the scientists really know? Can we make safe modifications to it so we never have to sleep, or at least only needing a lot less?

    3. Star Wars HOLODECK.
     
  19. Dec 13, 2008 #18

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    I think it is looking good for mice, at least Mickey mouse will live for ever.
     
  20. Dec 13, 2008 #19
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    Mind sharing the source on that?
     
  21. Dec 13, 2008 #20
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    i wouldn't waste my time. the current state of the art seems to be caloric restriction, which at least works in nematodes or somesuch. but who wants to live even twice as long when you're cold, hungry, miserable, and hormonally challenged. more life and less life support, i say.
     
  22. Dec 14, 2008 #21

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    I've always counted upon medical science to remain one step ahead of my demise. Unfortunately, that seems to have fallen through. Well, let's amend that a tad. The medical science exists, but practicality rules out its effectiveness to some extent. There are drugs that can ease my condition (COPD), but I'm not going to request them until it's absolutely necessary because I don't want to become reliant upon them. Likewise, a lung transplant could cure me, but I wouldn't accept one unless there was a viable organ available with no other recipient waiting for one. I got myself into this mess, so the lungs should go to someone who is ill through no fault of their own. Four of my cousins died of cystic fibrosis, including one who had a double lung transplant, and it's people like that who deserve first call.
    Oops... sorry for the rant. This just seemed like the time to lay that out.
     
  23. Dec 14, 2008 #22
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    Sorry to hear that, Dan, thay's though, nobody deserves that. Hope for a solution soon
     
  24. Dec 14, 2008 #23

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    Yeah... quitting smoking would be a good start. That's not going so well. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Dec 14, 2008 #24
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    1. Bottomless source of energy - ok, at least sufficient till next centrury

    2. Bigger computer efficiency - such that we could solve touhg problems numerically

    3. Flying carpet :tongue:
     
  26. Dec 14, 2008 #25

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    I had one of those in pre-Wife days. Apparently, the lifting capacity of 273,000 carpet beetles exceeds the weight of a 2' x 3' throw rug.
     
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