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Fun Stuff => CHATTER => Topic started by: StaedlerMars on 01 May 2008, 14:25

Title: The future is here.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 01 May 2008, 14:25
This is something straight out of a science fiction story:

regenerating limbs (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7354458.stm)

Man. What the fuck?

This is creeping my out while at the same time leaving me stupid with awe.

For those of you too lazy to read the article: using a powder a guy regrew his finger.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: jhocking on 01 May 2008, 14:30
whoah, that is cool.

Here's another link I saw today that seems too futuristic to be real:
http://www.ocztechnology.com/aboutocz/press/2008/273

Control videogames with your brain. Available in stores soon!

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143036
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: sean on 01 May 2008, 14:38
Aw man how am I supposed to get a cool robot limb now if they're just gonna grow my old one back?

Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Aminal on 01 May 2008, 14:41
Wait, so he didn't have to regrow any bone?  It says the tip got taken off down to the bone.  Pfft, weak sauce!
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: tommydski on 01 May 2008, 14:57
I can't wait until this 'pixie-dust' starts showing up as spam in my gmail inbox.

You just know sooner or later someone's going to market it as 'the ultimate penile growth solution'.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Aminal on 01 May 2008, 15:07
John Wayne Bobbitt as spokesperson?
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 01 May 2008, 15:25
re-growing his penis would probably be a breach of his porn contract.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: sean on 01 May 2008, 15:33
In b4 Patrick says something stupid.
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Post by: SilentJ on 01 May 2008, 16:43
John Wayne Bobbitt as spokesperson?

Either Barry Scott or Billy Mays would be better.  Nothing says HEY THIS CRAZY SHIT CAN GROW YOUR MAN-TACKLE like an older man on TV SCREAMING HIS LOUDEST AT YOU TO BUY HIS SHIT
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 01 May 2008, 16:56
i can see it now...

Quote from: Billy Mays
HI, I'M BILLY MAYS HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT MY NEW PRODUCT: PIXIE DUST! THIS PRODUCT IS 100% CERTAIN TO REGROW YOUR HORRIBLY DISFIGURED PENIS IN LESS THAN ONE MONTH! YOU HEARD ME; LESS THAN ONE MONTH! IN FACT, I'M SO SURE THIS PRODUCT WILL WORK THAT I'M GOING TO CUT OFF MY OWN PENIS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW IN AN EFFORT TO BOTH SHOCK YOU AND GUILT YOU INTO BUYING THIS STUFF! STAY TUNED!
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 May 2008, 18:15
You know what I want, a skeleton of metal.  Would make the regeneration thing that much better.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Slick on 01 May 2008, 18:49
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/canyon_small.jpg)

This is why I love Randall Munroe.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Thaes on 02 May 2008, 00:17
So this is what it meant when my transhumanist-sense begun tingling this morning!
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: StarMinion1 on 02 May 2008, 01:27
You just know sooner or later someone's going to market it as 'the ultimate penile growth solution'.

(http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/7969/torgoic4.jpg)



*Waits patiently for Mberan to show up*
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: 0bsessions on 02 May 2008, 06:59
Snikt, bub!
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: karl gambolputty... on 02 May 2008, 07:15
Nothing says HEY THIS CRAZY SHIT CAN GROW YOUR MAN-TACKLE like an older man on TV SCREAMING HIS LOUDEST AT YOU TO BUY HIS SHIT

Except maybe the creepiest grin this side of Jack Nicholson in the shining?

(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/3396/enzyte1qh8.jpg)




Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 02 May 2008, 10:52
Guys, we are living in the future, and have been for a few years.

i just found out yesterday that we are officially living in The Technological Age and that the Industrial and Mechanical Age has ended. i don't know how long this has been going on so maybe it's old news, but it was a shock to me.

the future is now, people; where is my flying car that runs on happiness?!
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Ozymandias on 02 May 2008, 10:52
I thought we were in the Information Age?
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 02 May 2008, 11:48
we could be. although, i think that's probably just a marketing term coined by Pepsi or Microsoft or somesuch corporate entity.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Unosuke on 02 May 2008, 11:49
I'm waiting for the Cyberpunk age myself
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: jhocking on 02 May 2008, 12:01
probably just a marketing term coined by Pepsi

Why would Pepsi declare this the Information Age?

Also, Information Age, or maybe Computer Age, makes a hell of a lot more sense to me than Technological Age. Computers are a technology, jet planes are a technology, steam power is a technology.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: Gurkburk on 02 May 2008, 12:54
Clearly steam-power belongs to the mechanical era and is as such a mechanology.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 02 May 2008, 13:35
Communication Revolution!

If you say that fast enough you sound like a Stalin supporter.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: negative creep on 02 May 2008, 18:46
I miss the Atomic Age.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 02 May 2008, 21:08
I miss the Classical Age.  :|
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 02 May 2008, 21:23
The flint axe is technology.
Title: Re: The future is here.
Post by: RedLion on 03 May 2008, 00:17
Man, I'm not going to be impressed until I can regrow my brain.