Right at this moment, scientists and engineers are in the process of building -- or using -- instruments that look like the engine for a Star Destroyer.
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Sure, these potential power sources we're tapping into would normally be considered ridiculous, cartoony or just plain evil. But are they worse than coal?
When we think of criminals, we tend to think of two types: The street-level thug committing his crimes with a gun or a fist, and the upper-level management, dictating orders to the thugs below. But there's a third type: The guys who picks up the phone and decide that crime sounds like a fun thing to do today.
Naturally, the results were often ridiculous (but kind of awesome).
Let's take a moment to marvel at the fact that we're not too far away from having fiction turn into reality.
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You've seen hundreds of ads today -- how many did you actually remember? Don't think for one second ad execs are going to let that continue.
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It's almost as if the spy world pays attention to Hollywood, simply saying, 'Yeah. Yeah that'll work.'
Technology has always been about making the world a better place: one with less of your enemies in it. Jet engines, computers and radar were invented by geniuses in wartime, but we're looking at the inventions of idiots during peacetime, and the result is more ridiculously contrived self-defense systems than Jackie Chan's career.
What happens when you get bored of your new toys? You just toss them out in the middle of a field somewhere. Who cares that they're worth a billion dollars and took dozens of years of intricate design and revision.
There's nothing stupider than a crowd. Take an average, intelligent person and put him in an emergency and he'll likely remain calm and await instructions. Put him in a crowd and he'll start screaming, looting and overturning cars. Right? Well ... not really. That's why we have crowdsourcing.
Kinect turned out to be a virtual puppy petting machine and awkward wedding-dance simulator. But some particularly handy people took a look at the Kinect and saw the true potential.