Steal Technology from the future - What would you get?

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  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering...

    If you could go to the future and get some technology to bring home what would it be?

    Iron man suit?...
    Most advanced weapon?...
    Apples transformer (changes into anything you want :p )
    a fusion Battery (an equilibrium reaction, 100% efficient and never stops, power forever!)

    Go on... Dream up some technology you would get!
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Awwwww. Yes I wish for this too. :)
     
  4. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    The Time Machine, so I could return to the future whenever I wanted to.
     
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    I'd get a recent copy of the Wayback machine site. It's only 2 petabytes so it should fit on the thumb drive I always take when I time travel.
     
  7. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    But travel into the future's the easy part, it's going back in time that's the trick.

    V= V1+V2/ 1-((V1*V2)/c^2)
    Unless you can input c+ velocities you're not going backwards.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Clever. Very clever.
     
  9. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what we were talking about in physics the other day, No-one knows how to travel backwards in time... Even if we could go to the future its a one way journey, no way to come back.
    If you travel faster than the speed of light people have theories that you will go forward in time (or time will alter in some way), or it could be anything but say that was right, what speed/ how would you return...

    A cure to AIDs hey... I went to Nigeria with a handful of people to teach sports, improve their learning and teach them arts (my part :p ). AIDs is from the depths of hell itself.....
     
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  11. sammich macrumors 601

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    Theory apparently predicts that if and when you cross the speed of light you will immediately accelerate towards 2c. Imagine the curve of energy required to accelerate a mass up to c (ie: an exponential graph), mirror that graph over c to 2c.

    Now, when you do decide to cross this barrier, make sure you pack enough fuel for the deceleration.
     
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I'd would get the AIO device, it has the following: printer, computer, multi touch, WiMax, DLSR camera, 7.1 speakers, cell phone and bluetooth. all designed to fit in an iPhone form factor. ;D
     
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    Id get documented evidence of how much we have screwed up the planet. I doubt world leaders would head this warning, but at least Id sleep soundly knowing I had tried.
     
  14. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    some kind of teleporter / transporter. I'm just lazy and can't realy be bothered walking anywhere or taking long drives to get places.

    either that or the newestest mostest expencivest mac tower out, so i dont have to upgrade for ages
     
  15. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    I'd get the then current Mac Mini, by then it should be equal to a Mac Pro of today's standards.
     
  16. olternaut macrumors 6502a

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    If I became your loyal 1st prime all I would ask of you is a small reward say like........Australia. :D
     
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    Granted.
     
  19. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    My flippin flying car!! C'mon!! And the 'Rosie' maid from the Jetsons....but with a <insert beautiful woman> desktop theme/skin.
     
  20. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    A matter replicator, yes, like the ones in star trek.
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    whatever tech that gives us great energy production methods!
     
  22. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Star Trek ...

    The dumb blonde version of Data the Ferengi are making for the brothels.
     
  23. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    i would pick up the plans for the current processor technology and fabrication. I would take it to 1985 it's benefits would excel information technology then when i do it again i would return with the development that led from in for today.
     
  24. robanga macrumors 68000

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    The "holo-deck" from Star Trek. Talk about escapism :)
     

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