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LokRobster 04-19-2013 07:34 AM

"100 Years Ago Today" - Car Wars News
This thread is for "future news stories" that look back on our time as a retrospective, in the vein of the old '50 years ago today' stories we used to see in ADQ.

Come up with your own links in stories and be imaginative! "Constantly in motion is the future", so anything goes in imagining the future events that tie-in to your story...


***Which makes me think we need a "100 Years Ago Today" thread where relevant news links can be posted. If someone wants to create such a thread in the public Car Wars forum I would not object as long as it doesn't devolve into a string of political arguments and more noise than signal.

I would want to see links to news about:

* Weapons
* Medicine
* Auto tech
* Cutting edge research and advances

--(quote from Phil Reed, CW 6e forums)

I'm going to give it a shot with an automotive tech story here in a sec...

LokRobster 04-19-2013 07:43 AM

Re: "100 Years Ago Today" - Car Wars News
February 13, 2113 – 100 years ago today

New in-car GPS tech uses motion sensors for accurate, autonomous city driving

While no modern duelist who wants to live very long would trust the driving of his vehicle to a computer brain, the crowded masses of yesteryear apparently did not mind the idea turning over their vehicles to Master Control.

Completely disarmed cars travelling at combat speeds, with no human at the controls – what could possibly go wrong?

One wonders what they would have done differently had seen our time.

OK so I'm not that good at it, but I'd love to see ya'lls' ideas!

LokRobster 04-19-2013 08:23 AM

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December 17, 2112 – 100 years ago today

Brain implants let paralyzed woman move robot arm

“This technology, which interprets brain signals to guide a robot arm, has enormous potential that we are continuing to explore…”

Woman uses Brain Computer Interface to move a giant robotic arm to grasp and eat a chocolate bar.

Hungry cyborgs may be nothing new now, but it’s interesting to see the genesis of these interfaces.

“One small nibble for a woman, one giant bite for BCI.” Indeed.

GreenLaborMike 04-19-2013 02:25 PM

Re: "100 Years Ago Today" - Car Wars News
Researchers bioengineer a new kidney.

This isn't the best link, so others should feel free to add a more detailed or interesting link re: cloning.

wolf90 04-20-2013 06:07 PM

Re: "100 Years Ago Today" - Car Wars News
How GEV jockeys relax in their spare time...

Man...I want one!


(Ogre, not Car Wars, but still cool!)

ammulder 04-23-2013 06:56 AM

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Could be the one type of grenade that is not yet in the system...

Malodorant missiles kick up a stink

"IMAGINE being hit by a smell worse than anything you've ever encountered. It combines the reek of sewage with pungent rotting meat. It is nauseating, and so intense that you rush for the door... Stink bombs do not cause injury, but the intense, unfamiliar foul smells affect the amygdala and trigger an unthinking fear reaction that causes the target to flee... Among them is the US Navy initiative for malodorant grenades, which can be thrown, or fired from a grenade launcher. The aim is to... deliver a payload that could clear a 5-metre-square room... It remains to be seen whether malodorants will be effective for combat, or whether simple countermeasures, like gas masks, could neutralise them... In [the] future war really will stink."

ammulder 04-24-2013 12:09 PM

Threats to Humanity
Food for thought for the 6e "future history" -- apparently academics are also studying the cataclysms that may befall us:

Perhaps more of a twist on some of the ideas people have already come up with.

philreed 04-24-2013 12:44 PM

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Hacked Twitter Account "Shakes" Market: Computers are scary things.

"There were also concerns over what many suggested was the lurking menace of trading algorithms that scan the news and trade quickly, causing "flash crashes"."

kjamma4 04-24-2013 12:51 PM

Re: "100 Years Ago Today" - Car Wars News

Originally Posted by philreed (Post 1565836)
Hacked Twitter Account "Shakes" Market: Computers are scary things.

As are the people who don't research said items (although in fairness, perception is reality in the market so the truthfulness of said item may be irrelevent.)

philreed 04-24-2013 01:16 PM

Re: "100 Years Ago Today" - Car Wars News
WARNING: Linked page starts playing an ad. Find the ad and kill it!

Stop killer robots before it's too late, Human Rights Watch says (VIDEO)

"The group — a collection of non-governmental organizations — is calling for the ban of all “fully autonomous weapons” that exclude humans in their decision making."

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