What SciFi universe would you live in?

Arbiter93

I'd live on the universe of Foundation.
Advanced math, advanced tech. Sure it'll be fun.
I nearly jumped to heartily agree with you, though the intellectual vigor present in the Foundation Universe is really limited to the Second Foundation, Gaia, and the Robot contingent. Advanced knowledge in the galaxy is not open source; to the contrary, it is extremely esoteric. I'd rather take Kim Stanley Robinson's Martian Universe, which appears to value advanced knowledge or at least rationality for all.
 

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TNG as a federation citizen. I don't need to be in the 1%. I can be an ensign on some nameless star ship, replicating my favorite steak, listening to classical music. During the day I would work at some science station analyzing a dust cloud in sector whatever. All the while the Enterprise can be thrown back in time,blown up, infested with parasites, borgafied, thrown back in time etc...

I am good being just a regular Joe......just don't give me a red shirt.
 

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The worlds of the Vorkosigan novels of Lois McMaster Bujold.
 
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Alastair Reynolds revelation space.
 
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I don't think Death Note constitutes sci-fi, but hey, each to their own.

Blade Runner's earth looks amazing in the film, I'd go with that.
 

BobG

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Ok so who cleans the toilets?
There aren't any toilets. They use the transporter to beam it right out of you.
Ok, so who calibrates the transporter?

Wasn't there a Star Trek episode like this where Capt Kirk, Spock, and Checkov were competing to see who could eat the most pies or something? Obviously, Spock would have to win because of his superior ability to control his reactions to discomfort, pain, etc, but Kirk would still have to try to beat him - just because he's Capt Kirk. Except to the shock of all, Chekov was able to beat even Spock .....

.... because unknown to everyone else, Scotty was beaming the pies out of Checkov's stomach and into outer space.

At least until he became distracted by an attractive crewmember strolling across the room and didn't have the coordinates quite on the right spot.....

... and beamed Checkov's lower intestines into outer space by accident.

Or maybe I'm mistaken. Maybe it wasn't a Star Trek episode. Maybe it was a Breaking Bad episode, instead.
 
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I don't think Death Note constitutes sci-fi, but hey, each to their own..
Correct. Its fantasy not ψ-∅.
Not to mention you come across as a Kira supporter. Kira is just a loser. L wins aLways.
 

Ryan_m_b

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Ok, so who calibrates the transporter?
Whilst never stated it's implied that automation and productivity is so advanced in the ST universe that the number of jobs need doing left is easily covered by volunteers. Think of it this way: some people actually want to clean toilets, not as many as toilets need cleaning. But if toilet self cleaning technology was good enough that they only need human intervention once every several decades then maybe there will be enough volunteers.

Weird thought I know.
 
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I would like to see Fringe universe on my own.I think,there are many stuffs that are quite real,at least theoretically,but mainly,problems which are taking place there are explained by analogy and real facts from medicine,physics....Of course it is only sci-fi,but it is more realistic therefore..And parallel universe opens many amazing options....
 
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Correct. Its fantasy not ψ-∅.
Not to mention you come across as a Kira supporter. Kira is just a loser. L wins aLways.
I literally have no idea what you're talking about.

Also, did you mean ψ-Φ?
 
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I literally have no idea what you're talking about.

Also, did you mean ψ-Φ?
Fantasy is a genre eg. Death Note, Harry Potter, LOTR
ψ-Φ(looks cooler) or Sci-fi is also a genre eg. Star trek
I wouldn't want to live in a world controlled by a 18 year old (guessing the age, may be lower) who has the power to kill anyone and will do so when anyone opposes him...
And anyway Kira goes mad, L wins...well, more or less...If there can be more than one Kira, Near and Melo are part of L too...
BTW Did you read the manga, see the anime or the movie?
(I read the manga)
Sorry about before must have been cranky that day...
:redface:
 
Either HP or FRINGE! Fringe is epic.
 

fulltime

There are some interesting choices and reasons for them here! Revelation Space is perfect hard sf, but imho the whole fermi paradox explanation trend is starting to wear thin. I mean who wants to live in a universe constantly under threat? Thats what they told Reynolds when contracting his next three books: we want a brighter future!

Cant say im into the Blue Remembered Earth stuff yet, i tried but it didnt want to play with me.

So fan as i am, ill go with PF Hamiltons Commonwealth - Pandoras Star will blow you away with its believable post singularity world building. And i love the way it turns the classic trope of living in a corporate controlled future into living under the benign authority of immortal great families.
 

Ryan_m_b

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Cant say im into the Blue Remembered Earth stuff yet, i tried but it didnt want to play with me.
BRE was ok, the sequel was better IMO. I like Al Reynolds and think he's great at certain things like imparting a sense of deep history but I've always had a niggling criticism reading his books that his characters are emotionally bland.

So fan as i am, ill go with PF Hamiltons Commonwealth - Pandoras Star will blow you away with its believable post singularity world building. And i love the way it turns the classic trope of living in a corporate controlled future into living under the benign authority of immortal great families.
Lol I'm not sure how benign it really is (sure there are no GULAGs but the Commonwealth in PS/JU is essentially a plutocracy rather than a democracy) but it would be a cool place to live. I think I'd choose the Commonwealth in the Void Trilogy though set a thousand years later. Far more interesting ;)
 
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Titan-AE, Baby! that's all I need to say. one of the best SciFi movies out there. underrated though, nobody really talks about it. a shame...
 

PAllen

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Why not the Q-continuum?
 

PAllen

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strangerep

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Yes, but can there really be a place so boring a Q can't change it ....
Then why did Q leave it and go to the (normal) Star Trek universe instead? :biggrin:
 
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Doctor Who, just because you could be able to visit anyplace at anytime.
 

adjacent

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I would prefer to live in my own imagination
 
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Fantasy is a genre eg. Death Note, Harry Potter, LOTR
ψ-Φ(looks cooler) or Sci-fi is also a genre eg. Star trek
I wouldn't want to live in a world controlled by a 18 year old (guessing the age, may be lower) who has the power to kill anyone and will do so when anyone opposes him...
And anyway Kira goes mad, L wins...well, more or less...If there can be more than one Kira, Near and Melo are part of L too...
BTW Did you read the manga, see the anime or the movie?
(I read the manga)
Sorry about before must have been cranky that day...
:redface:
I saw that awful, awful film, if that's what you meant :D
 

ComplexVar89

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Definitely Star trek TNG.
Me, too. Post Voyager, preferably. Though, if you include extra-canonical stuff like the Typhon Pact novels, things aren't really better than during the Dominion War. :P
 

ComplexVar89

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I would prefer to live in my own imagination
I didn't know we could use our own fictional worlds. Then, I'd definitely live in mine. I'd get to have a prehensile tail. :3
 

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