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Old 11-09-2020, 03:01 PM   #2381
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Possible plot seed with uplifted animals?
There's an Alternate Earth where cloning was figured out REALLY early (there's a lot of Alexander the Great clones to govern the various regions).

They managed to create a viable human/chimp chimera species. And one of them was elected to a political position.

I'm probably misremembering the details...

And in a Sci F novel, Fiben Bolger (a blue-card neo-chimp) is vehemently opposed to the attempts to parlay his war hero status (and sudden white-card status) into a political career.
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:25 PM   #2382
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There's an Alternate Earth where cloning was figured out REALLY early (there's a lot of Alexander the Great clones to govern the various regions).

They managed to create a viable human/chimp chimera species. And one of them was elected to a political position.

I'm probably misremembering the details...

And in a Sci F novel, Fiben Bolger (a blue-card neo-chimp) is vehemently opposed to the attempts to parlay his war hero status (and sudden white-card status) into a political career.
And at the end of The Uplift War (the novel in question), Fiben realizes how unlikely the success of his opposition is going to be...
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:35 PM   #2383
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And at the end of The Uplift War (the novel in question), Fiben realizes how unlikely the success of his opposition is going to be...
His own fault, really. If the chims hadn't gone and uplifted the rillas, they'd have just been a client race of the Terragens Council, instead of suddenly becoming players in galactic politics.
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Old 11-11-2020, 11:00 AM   #2384
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Japanese monster wolf robots -- because 2020, y'all...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...to-deter-bears
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Old 11-19-2020, 10:04 AM   #2385
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Seems we're getting closer to beamed power:

Going beyond the anti-laser

Anti-laser sounds like another interesting concept. Maybe it's the reflec version of reactive armor.
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:40 PM   #2386
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Seems we're getting closer to beamed power:

Going beyond the anti-laser

Anti-laser sounds like another interesting concept. Maybe it's the reflec version of reactive armor.
Eh, it's similar to a phased array where you tune the properties of the generator to compensate for obstacles etc. on the way to the receiver. Apparently if you do it a certain way you can get the absorber to collect virtually all the energy.
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:18 PM   #2387
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Dead piglets found over central Copenhagen.

Now, the official story is that this was done by an animal rights' group... but other possibilities abound.

1) sacrifices in a ritual designed to control the future of Denmark
2) an attempt to control the minds of the people from the European Environmental Agency, located in Copenhagen
3) a message from the aliens to the Illuminati - we know what you're up to
4) a new virus that spontaneously turns people into piglets and then kills them
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:58 AM   #2388
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Scientists splice human genes into monkey brains.

This caused the monkey brains to double in size. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

All aboard the Uplift train!
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:39 AM   #2389
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Monolith! Who had uplift for 2020?

Utah helicopter crew discovers mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ut...rnd/index.html
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:05 AM   #2390
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Monolith! Who had uplift for 2020?

Utah helicopter crew discovers mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ut...rnd/index.html
Ah, ya beat me to it.

It's the wrong color monolith. You fools! You've doomed us all!
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