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Jolly Jumbuck
Mar 14, 2006

Cats like optical fibers.

Please let me know what you think the most needed or critical piece of technology would be to advance humanity on a positive path forward. It could be anything, bioscreening, mechanical hardware, a custom professional/free database, etc. Just interested in what you think would help people the most.

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Mackieman
Jan 11, 2003

Get off my lawn.

Pillbug

One of the various flavors of fusion power generation, perhaps?

Iron Chef Ramen
Sep 14, 2007

Only the very best.


The guillotine.

Wutang-Yutani
Nov 21, 2019

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


Love?
Can machines do that now?

If not then I guess some kind of perpetual masturbatory generator whereby the energy expended is replenished by the bio energy generation stage, powered by our very essence.

Orcs and Ostriches
Aug 26, 2010



The Great Twist

Mackieman posted:

One of the various flavors of fusion power generation, perhaps?


Iron Chef Ramen posted:

The guillotine.

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here

A time machine.

zjentohlauedy
Feb 27, 2006

Bad sportsmanship. A ruthless minority of people seem to have forgotten good old-fashioned virtues. They just can't stand seeing the other fellow w

Replicator

Shut up Meg
Jan 8, 2019

You're safe here.


Right now?

Ventilator.

Pryor on Fire
May 14, 2013


If only we had more machines! Just get some pallets, and put some machines on them! Then move the pallets to the right place! That will fix everything, somehow!


This seems to be the closest to an actual handle on reality that a libertarian can get to nowadays. Must be a terribly loving confusing time for them.

If you are a libertarian and tell me what football team your dad rooted for I can predict which machine you're obsessed with making more of.

Pryor on Fire fucked around with this message at 14:35 on Apr 5, 2020

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005



Pryor on Fire posted:

If only we had more machines! Just get some pallets, and put some machines on them! Then move the pallets to the right place! That will fix everything, somehow!


This seems to be the closest to an actual handle on reality that a libertarian can get to nowadays. Must be a terribly loving confusing time for them.

If you are a libertarian and tell me what football team your dad rooted for I can predict which machine you're obsessed with making more of.

jacksonville

grillster
Dec 25, 2004



Your dream machine is a Ford Tempo GT

xdirtypinkox
Aug 12, 2004

And it gets easier as I pass the Edward Scissorhands village where privileged white kids date rape girls and taunt me in their SUV's.


Pryor on Fire posted:

If only we had more machines! Just get some pallets, and put some machines on them! Then move the pallets to the right place! That will fix everything, somehow!


This seems to be the closest to an actual handle on reality that a libertarian can get to nowadays. Must be a terribly loving confusing time for them.

If you are a libertarian and tell me what football team your dad rooted for I can predict which machine you're obsessed with making more of.

I don't know my dad never really cared about sports. I suppose if there was some kind of machine that would balance the budget and create a more sound monetary policy? If not someone already suggested guillotine.

Edit: I do like the idea of an milkshake machine that doesn't require servicing.

Senor P.
Mar 27, 2006
I MUST TELL YOU HOW PEOPLE CARE ABOUT STUFF I DONT AND BE A COMPLETE CUNT ABOUT IT


The most needed piece of technology is for people to pick up a paper and a pencil. To relearn the basics of organizing information and how to present your ideas and concepts clearly.

The Dirtiest Harry
May 31, 2011

"Now you know why they call me Dirty Harry: every dirty job that comes along."


Plumbing.
Water comes to my house and poop goes away from it. That's a miracle that I don't think a society on a positive path forward could exist without.

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004


A self cleaning fleshlight

zmcnulty
Jul 26, 2003



Pryor on Fire posted:

more machines!

There's a machine in Charlie's Colorform Cities (it's a kids show on Netflix) called the More Machine.
It can apparently make copies of anything... living or otherwise. Presumably, it could even make copies of itself.

I think being able to upload knowledge to a person Matrix-style would be pretty useful too.

CannonFodder
Jan 26, 2001



Passion’s Wrench

The Dirtiest Harry posted:

Plumbing.
Water comes to my house and poop goes away from it. That's a miracle that I don't think a society on a positive path forward could exist without.
Water treatment and desalination is going to be important to supply potable water moving forward.

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

Effective male birth control.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


Artificial superintelligence.

Squalid
Nov 4, 2008



sharks that shoot FRICKIN' laser beams out of their eyes

grillster
Dec 25, 2004



Senor P. posted:

The most needed piece of technology is for people to pick up a paper and a pencil. To relearn the basics of organizing information and how to present your ideas and concepts clearly.

This. We will also need decentralized encrypted communication technology that cannot be jammed, and protections against quantum listening. I'm on a list now.

AlphariusOmegon
May 11, 2020



Thanatosian posted:

Effective male birth control.

That exists, and it's everywhere, it's called Anime.

The first try: Tabletop RPGs, and the second: Videogames were only partial successes, the first failed due to becoming most popular with men who had already bred, and the second when they started making video games about sports.

Blue Footed Booby
Oct 4, 2006

got those happy feet




Slippery Tilde

AlphariusOmegon posted:

That exists, and it's everywhere, it's called Anime.

The first try: Tabletop RPGs, and the second: Videogames were only partial successes, the first failed due to becoming most popular with men who had already bred, and the second when they started making video games about sports.

A good half of the anime watchers I know are women.

Dik Hz
Feb 22, 2004

Fun with Science

Blue Footed Booby posted:

A good half of the anime watchers I know are women.
Would you willingly and knowingly associate with male anime-watchers?

AlphariusOmegon
May 11, 2020



Blue Footed Booby posted:

A good half of the anime watchers I know are women.

And Men can take birth control designed for women, it just doesn't have the desired effect.

Blue Footed Booby
Oct 4, 2006

got those happy feet




Slippery Tilde

Dik Hz posted:

Would you willingly and knowingly associate with male anime-watchers?

You'll note I said half. I wouldn't gently caress them, though, so you still might have a point.

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Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

I still can't believe they cast Spock as me. Spock! Can you imagine?

Of course, he was missing a few things.



One that pithily validates my political and aesthetic desires, OP.

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