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Re: poll ideas quest 2012 (Sci-fi)

by Arunbear (Parson)
on Sep 21, 2012 at 15:48 UTC ( #994926=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to poll ideas quest 2012

The most improbable construct in Science Fiction:

  • Time travel
  • Faster than light travel
  • Teleportation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Superhuman abilities
  • Extraterrestrial life
  • Force fields
  • Other


Comment on Re: poll ideas quest 2012 (Sci-fi)
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2012 (Sci-fi)
by Ratazong (Prior) on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:30 UTC

    There is a good book on how improbable certain science-fiction-inventions are: Michio Kaku: Physics of the Impossible.

    Here the author analyzes the ideas and investigates, whether they are just "very complicated" to create, whether they need some scientific breakthrough before they can be realized or whether they are in conflict with some physical laws (which need to be proven incorrect before the invention can be realized).

    Happy reading!

    Rata

    PS: the amazon-link is just for illustration; buy your books whereever you want!

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