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# 34676 27-May-2009 20:38
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I am courious as what people think could or can be achived in a lifetime with unlimited money and resources either in the medical, scientific or technology area. Not necessarily sci-fi, I mean real therorically possible. Examples - JFK declaring (after Gregaren's 1st manned space flight) that the US would be first to the moon. Or the Large Hadron Collider. Or say a computer that plugs into your brain to experiance a virtual reality.

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  # 218435 27-May-2009 20:45
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how about an accurate weather prediction model for NZ? probably too big an ask though :)




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# 218480 27-May-2009 22:27
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n00dy: technology area.


Mine would be why do we have long periods of peace and harmony, then all of sudden, we get a complete nutter come of the woodworks, and post random rants on Geekzone?

... and why do people bother to spam here when we bannination them from the realm reasonably quickly?

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  # 218491 27-May-2009 22:42
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Depends on if you beleive in exponential technological growth followed by diminishing returns (and at what point you believe this will take place) or just exponential growth.

See:
- Technological singularity for a viewpoint on exponential growth
- The Collapse of Complex Societies by J Tainter. Although this is specifically dealing with sociological complexity this is strongly linked to technological complexity and some of the same rationals can be applied.

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  # 218699 28-May-2009 14:19
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Regs: how about an accurate weather prediction model for NZ? probably too big an ask though :)

Hrmm, seeing as I'm involved in that sector... that one hurts, and yes I'm going to take it personally!!


/jokes :)

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  # 218709 28-May-2009 14:47
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How about a bloody shower unit that doesnt leak!

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  # 218717 28-May-2009 15:15
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A way to live sustainably and in harmony with the planet that doesn't involve killing most of the human population to get it back to a reasonable size.




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