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    somewhat OT- give me ideas of ANYTHING you've always wanted to see in technology.

    hey all, for a huge yearlong project at my school, i am required to do .. anything... but have to pretty much create a product. i have a lot of ideas but wanted to get a general consensus of what any of you have been thinking.. has there been anything in the household or on your computer's you've always wanted to jsut materialize and pop up on your desk? give me any idea! who knows, maybe it might appear
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    ooh! ooh! how about a self-inflating inflatable woma...err...nevermind.
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    hehe, if you can pull this one off, i'll personally give you the nobel prize (if they'll let me, that is)

    in one word: nanotechnology


    or better yet:

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    hehe i don't quite remember where but i just recently read an article about nanotechnology and how the ceo of SUN would never work on it becuase it woudl end up creating technology harmful to ourselves.. hm.. something less... impossible?
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    How about small teleportation devices that work across the web? You could order your alpha cooler or whatever and it would just materialise on your desk!

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    Just give me a Holodeck!

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    Or you could steal all the waterblocks/fans outta jopeys PC and piss®™ him off

    Is piss®™ a swear word nowaday's. Just I keep on hearing it way before the water shed, even on kids TV (Dawson's Crack)

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    Perpetual motion machine. I'd buy one
    It said "requires Windows 95 or better," so I installed Linux.

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    nice ideas:
    - Self-powered comp

    - "Solar panel" that would work with heat!
    ( Imagine: power-free, non-heating
    peltier! )

    - Did you ever see the " Landmower Man"
    movie? GET ME THAT VR COMP!

    - Holographic computer screen! ( TRUE 3-D !!)

    - A way to run SETI on the 90% brain mass we
    don't consciously use ( or can use? )

    - True 32-bits brain-2-comp interface

    - Liquid nitrogen-based version of the
    chipchiller ( ME WANT ONE NOW !!!)

    - SNN-based PC ( SNN: Synthetic Neural
    Network! )

    - Add-on DSP processor for PCs ( SETI set to
    overdrive! )

    Anyone of these, I would be willing to pay for. ( I'm probably not the only one, though... )

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    Man, when are they going to ship PCs with neural net processing units?

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    MAeslin, there is stuff the provides electricity from heat. I can't remember the name, but it is type of wire that responds to temperature. Not enough to power anything useful, of course, but it exists
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    MAeslin... you ever worked w/ a SGI workstation? I can't remember which workstation it is (i think it's the Octane one, or the next higher one) that comes with goggles you use. 3D modelling We got to use them in our biochemistry class to play around with proteins

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    For the heat->electricity thing, I know. Can't remember the name either but it's used to measure really high temps ( around 1000 )

    I was more talking about something that would not meve heat, lika a peltier, but actually aborb it and produce a good electron flow ( enough to power a fan ).

    And no, Machupo, I never had the chance to get my hands on a SGI workstation of any kind we use antique "Apple IIe" comps in our chemistry and physics labs
    They can probably give some very good 3D and VR projections, but they're not even close to that supercomp they use in the "Lawnmower man": wide angle VR glassed, full sensitive/feedback suit, and some sort of computer-controlled multi-axial frame you're strapped in! Now THAT's VR !

    ( Mmmm... Hello Miss Croft )

    And when I said "holographic computer screen", it was more meant to be " pcket-sized holodeck!"

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    Man, when are they going to ship PCs with neural net processing units?
    Mind over matter;
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    Man, when are they going to ship PCs with neural net processing units?

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    hm, about hte metals thing are you talking about shape memory alloys? change shape when heated but when cooled, return back to the original shape... i wonder how they could be used for cooling, nothing useful comes to mind :P of course if it were that easy, it'd exist already..
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    Here is an idea:

    Create a flashlight that require absolutely no battery. It gets its own power from the sun light.... Get the idea?

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    VR has become a reality. i dont know if you have seen these but Sony makes VR goggles called Glasstrons. there are even 360 degree cameras now.

    heres my idea. get some Glasstrons, put a gyro on em', and interface it 360 degree film. you could turn your head, the gyros would pick it up, then the goggles would display what you would see if you turned your head. that would be true VR. except the Glasstrons are like $3000 american.
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