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Could you run a CPU at a much higher speed, as a disposable item?

I have a magitech system where instantaneous processing power is much more important than long term processing power. With modern day technology, could CPUs or some sort of compute unit be made that ...
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What would it take to make a “true” universal translator? [duplicate]

In Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy I know you put the Babel Fish in your ear and it telepathically translates any language, and the one from Star Trek could translate languages that the Federation ...
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How do 3D manuver gear works? [closed]

After watching an anime, Attack on Titan I became annoyed by the devices used by those scouts tasked to protect civilians and the tall walls against the giants. I wonder how strong are these cables ...
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Invisibility versus transparency. What is possible with plausible advanced technology?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think science fiction often confuses invisibility with transparency. Even if somehow we could make a human being transparent, this wouldn't make them invisible, any more ...
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Is it possible for Earth to have evolved quicker than it did in terms of socialness and technology?

As a writer, I've created a world where the year 1786 is equivalent to 2019 but is a little more advanced in a few ways. Scientifically, would it be possible for Earth to have evolved socially and ...