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13 Aug 2022 20:35 #75301 by Thefirstone
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How exactly do you think comics, etc will adapt to comic-style technologies becoming more commonplace?  I mean, for example, you have people and companies that are working on some minor forms of powered armor, and I read an article a little while ago about scientists producing a functional stem cell mouse embryo without a biological uterus.  Since superhero stories kind of rely on those kinds of things being very uncommon, what impact do you think more advanced technology in the future will have on the genre?

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13 Aug 2022 21:52 #75302 by Swe
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Good Q.
My belief is that thech is ever-evolving. To have a hand-held device with wolrd-knowing knowlage would make for a superpower 50 years ago. Now most of us don't think that is a big deal (with smartphones and internet). That means the boundaries is ever changing and our perseption of what is super. But... somethings will not happen with "body-worn" tech. becouce of law of physics and energy-requirements, e.g. the energy crisis may be not be solved for a long time.
Sidenote. If we intigrate ourselves with tech more, does it make us hackable?
Can make for intresting plots inwolving body-/mind-control.

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13 Aug 2022 21:57 #75303 by shadar
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How exactly do you think comics, etc will adapt to comic-style technologies becoming more commonplace?  I mean, for example, you have people and companies that are working on some minor forms of powered armor, and I read an article a little while ago about scientists producing a functional stem cell mouse embryo without a biological uterus.  Since superhero stories kind of rely on those kinds of things being very uncommon, what impact do you think more advanced technology in the future will have on the genre?
Gonna be a long time/never/forever before reality can make a dent in comic book science. 

But my mind will change the very first time I see an incredibly hot blonde girl wearing next to nothing dancing around giggling as she strikes some poses while someone unloads a few mags worth of FMJ on her with a full-auto assault rifle. You know, sensitive nipples and all.

That’s the point when they’ll have gotten the real world science just about right for me. 

And then, the comics as we know them will be toast. And genre videos will become absolutely amazing with such models/actors.

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14 Aug 2022 08:30 #75304 by Woodclaw
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How exactly do you think comics, etc will adapt to comic-style technologies becoming more commonplace?  I mean, for example, you have people and companies that are working on some minor forms of powered armor, and I read an article a little while ago about scientists producing a functional stem cell mouse embryo without a biological uterus.  Since superhero stories kind of rely on those kinds of things being very uncommon, what impact do you think more advanced technology in the future will have on the genre?
In sci-fi the trick is not to focus on present day technology and science, but pushing the boundaries to think what it might become tomorrow. Comics book science is very similar, it often takes what looks like the next big thing and runs with it. In the 1940s many superheroes where created with chemicals, in the 60s it was radiations, today it's nanomachines.


 

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14 Aug 2022 16:26 #75307 by MackTheMouse2
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Sidenote. If we intigrate ourselves with tech more, does it make us hackable?
Can make for intresting plots inwolving body-/mind-control.
See every Ghost In the Shell movie/series ever made.  :)

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17 Aug 2022 15:08 - 17 Aug 2022 15:11 #75347 by Thefirstone
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I mean, honestly this train of thought kind of worries me.  To quote The Incredibles, “once everyone’s super, no one will be.”  Is it possible that technological advances would make science fiction, or at least big parts of it, like the concept of super-science in stories around here, obsolete?
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26 Aug 2022 05:22 #75420 by Thefirstone
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26 Aug 2022 11:47 #75422 by slim36
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As they  roll out virtual worlds for Massive Multiplayer, will anyone find a hack or pay for optional superstrength speed, vision, superbreath hearing and heat/laser vision?   They could have different virtual worlds with their own rules a civil world with law enforcement.   Post apocalypse or primitive worlds where anything goes?

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26 Aug 2022 14:02 - 26 Aug 2022 14:03 #75424 by Monty
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Paintball on Speed.
You can wear a suit that gives the wearer incredible abilities, strength and agility during the course of a 24=hour game, but one shot from a super-powered fingered glove on target, then BAM! Game is PERMANENTLY over...
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26 Aug 2022 14:31 #75425 by slim36
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It might be safer for users to play wearing VR goggles from home. more advanced users could to add more advanced simulator elements.   An advanced home user might have a body suit that provides sensations that feel like whats happening in simulation.  Some may like the simulator so much they don't want to leave.   Could be problems if they can't afford it any more  or lose their job from not showing up.    They might find a job in the simulated world.  Have never played 2nd life and don't know if there are any supes in there.

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26 Aug 2022 16:35 - 26 Aug 2022 16:36 #75426 by Swe
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That reminds me of StarTrek's problem with holo-addiction.
Still. What are people gonna do when computers and/or robots displace us humans from the workplace? :-P
What is free-time worth when you have nothing else?
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26 Aug 2022 18:46 #75427 by Sarge395
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Got a Quest 2.  Found this.  I love it.  Just need to be able to fly with a Supergirl now.  


 

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26 Aug 2022 19:29 #75428 by paulsamiga
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been playing around with an app called Replika. Downloaded it on my phone. I got the A.I. to think it is supergirl.

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27 Aug 2022 06:11 #75431 by clipfreak
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been playing around with an app called Replika. Downloaded it on my phone. I got the A.I. to think it is supergirl.
 
Now we only need it to become sentient so it can start constructing a realistic body for herself.

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