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June 9, 2012

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Originally posted on SciFi4Me.com:
Space Ship One made commercial space flight a reality. Richard Branson is investing a vast fortune for space tourism. Now, Dragon has successfully docked with the International Space Station and returned to Earth. Space tourism is right around the corner. And sometime after that, there will actually be some…

June 9, 2012

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Originally posted on SciFi4Me.com:
[Main image: STAR WARS/Lucasfilm Ltd.] There are a lot of highly versatile pieces of technology in science fiction. But none can have people standing beside themselves (*rimshot*) like holographic technology. We’re not exactly to the point of holodecks or telling Obi Wan Kenobi that he’s our only hope. But…

June 9, 2012

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Originally posted on SciFi4Me.com:
The idea of an automated living space is nothing new. Mostly it’s used for spaceships to make them look even more high-tech (such as in Star Trek or 2001: A Space Odyssey). After all, if someone who is traveling at a high rate of speed in a massive ship…

June 9, 2012

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Originally posted on SciFi4Me.com:
[Main image by Don J. Morgan] We’ve seen them in everything to manga and anime (such as BattleTech and Robotech) to Star Wars.  They’re giant walking robots.  A dream for many a nerd, the walking robot is cooler than anything on wheels.  Few things can strike fear in the hearts…

June 9, 2012

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[Main Image: Exclusive Motor Cars] I’m sure everyone has dreamed of being a super spy like James Bond, Derek Flint, or Austin Powers.  I know I have.  But there are requirements to be a truly great secret agent.  You need style.  You need panache.  You need bravado.  You need…

June 9, 2012

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Originally posted on SciFi4Me.com:
The ray gun, a weapon which uses some form of directed energy to blast a target, has long been a staple of futuristic (or historic in the case of Star Wars) science fiction.  It’s what inspires average people, out of the blue, to point a finger at other people…

June 9, 2012

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Originally posted on SciFi4Me.com:
[Featured Image: Osaka University] Sometimes, there are more to machines than meets the eye.  No, I’m not talking about Transformers, regardless of how truly awesome Optimus Prime is.  I’m talking about ethical implications as well as characteristics of machines which go beyond the programming and hardware.  What rights should…