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Google fiber (or at least cable company competition) everywhere...
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Religious acceptance, or acceptance that you worship no god.

The hatred is real in this world, all for the god(s) you worship.
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CasualObserver wrote:

Fully autonomous drones. I mean, how are we ever going to become the Culture without that most basic of first steps.


Umm actually that one already exists. The militaries uses them to spy on and murder people.

I'm going to go with androids. It is surprisingly difficult to build bipedal robots. Human chimeras do exist but they're banned so...
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Find a stable partner on Craigslist?

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wireless everything. although that's kinda sorta starting now..
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An autonomous machine capable of preparing, processing and cooking food. Ideally you would select a recipe, load the ingredients into several, hoppers above the machine, and it would do the rest. Then finally alerting you when done. Seriously, we're spending all this money on self driving cars. Between that and automated chefs it's easy to see which would sell better.

On a side note, since all their ingredients come pre-prepared I'm very surprised fast food chains like Mc'Donalds don't already do this
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Umm actually that one already exists. The militaries uses them to spy on and murder people.


Not so, a military drone, like an MQ9 reaper, can no more fly it's self than a normal airliner. It can maintain speed and direction, and make tiny tuns by it's self. But it must be told where to go, and how high. And all of it's weapons systems, camera and laser guidance system are completly manual. Any order to fire a weapon, must be cleared through the chain of command, sometimes the president. And the final discretion is left to the "pilot". A military drone, is just a big RC plane, and can't think any more than a toaster. And I hope it stays that way.
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silverflame10000 wrote:


Umm actually that one already exists. The militaries uses them to spy on and murder people.


Not so, a military drone, like an MQ9 reaper, can no more fly it's self than a normal airliner. It can maintain speed and direction, and make tiny tuns by it's self. But it must be told where to go, and how high. And all of it's weapons systems, camera and laser guidance system are completly manual. Any order to fire a weapon, must be cleared through the chain of command, sometimes the president. And the final discretion is left to the "pilot". A military drone, is just a big RC plane, and can't think any more than a toaster. And I hope it stays that way.



That was my understanding as well. I suspect we may be able to do autonomous weapon targeting and activation, but we don't due to ethical and potential software error reasons.
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The Japanese modern literature, like manga and anime, are still out-competing their American counterpart. According to the Capitalists philosophy, which is taught in Western kid's cartoons like Disney, Japanese should not be able to produce such popular literature especially when the Japanese value tradition in both politics and cultures; American are supposed to be a better breeding ground for otaku-related industries for their strong anti-traditional value. The only advantage that otaku-related industries have in Japan over America is its economic history; Japanese media industries began in a period where technology allow cheap media production so many new small business owners can run a media industry with little risk. The different economic condition can be somewhat comparable to those in Accel World (America) and Gunpla Battle (Japanese).
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Still impossible to be stuck in a video game, as a kid I thought these things would have existed quickly.
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I think you're absolutely right. Whether that is a good thing or bad thing is too hard to say in the face of that situation. One aspect though I have always tried to wrap my head around is how the US is the only country that seems to rush in guns blazing. For the amount of countries that stand for civil rights, you would think that another would follow a similar philosophy. It almost feels akin to seeing a child getting bullied on the playground, and no one will step in because the only kid that tried got beaten down last time.
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Maid/butler/humanoid personal assistant robots. I feel like a lot of people thought we'd be there by now, especially with the progress we made during the space race in such a short amount of time.
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Hostels in the U.S.
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animals learning human language


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an1m3n00b wrote:


CasualObserver wrote:

Fully autonomous drones. I mean, how are we ever going to become the Culture without that most basic of first steps.


Umm actually that one already exists. The militaries uses them to spy on and murder people.

I'm going to go with androids. It is surprisingly difficult to build bipedal robots. Human chimeras do exist but they're banned so...
no catgirls :'(


Human chimeras already exist but they're not the cross species kind.They're natural. It's just one individual who has two completely different sets of DNA in different parts of their body, a genetic chimera.
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