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Questions tagged [science-fiction]

For questions relating to worlds with a setting of common science-fiction.

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Deep transcendence traveling [closed]

To those who does not know what transcendence traveling is, it is when you move from one plane to another to move a distance across that plane just to pop in to your own again. To free your self of ...
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What measures (and appropriate countermeasures) would be used for sensing and target acquisition in far-future space warfare?

I've never been satisfied with how this has been handled in any sci-fi story I've read, watched, etc. It always seems to get handwaved away with "we have sensor packages of various powers" and "they ...
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Is it possible that the world will end in near future from a natural disaster? [closed]

Can any of these apocalypse dates be true? Is there any possibility that the human race will become extinct in the next 1000 years due to a natural disaster? More Latest Findings: Earth entering ‘...
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May an AI civilization grow peacfully with organic civilizations?

Imagine a sci-fi world where many organic civilizations would have raised and have an empire between many planets and systems. Even if there is some political tensions, they all live in peace together....
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What would be the most valuable part on a spaceship? [closed]

In a star wars or star trek-esque universe where FTL space travel is pretty bog standard and not that big of a deal anymore what would be the most valuable part of a space ship? I was thinking except ...
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How might it be possible to move a star?

I'm imagining a super-powerful spacefaring race which has the capability to build or modify a star system or even galaxy by moving stars around, but I wonder if it's really feasible. Is it ...
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What if Earth was eaten by a giant slow moving alien creature?

I'm coming up with a science fiction world for an assignment. Would it be possible for a planet like Earth to be eaten by a giant alien creature that moves through space at a relatively slow speed ...
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Melting the core [duplicate]

I have suggested that you could use antimatter to melt the core of Mars and restart the magnetic "dynamo", but it occurs to me that I never really considered exactly "how" you could do this. Melting ...
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Could someone please share what they know about, or references on, a computer running a government (ethical implications etc) in a work of sci-fi? [closed]

I'm looking for any work that looks at a computer in some future or alien civilization which is designed to govern its civilization or sectors of it at the administrative level. All references ...
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Witnessing the death of a star that would go supernova

Death of stars are fun and make for a great premise, but the actual dying of stars that are conducive to intelligent life aren't so interesting. Stars that can go supernova are too short-lived to ...
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Marchetti's constant vs. Supercities?

In the far future, cities are spreading across continents, some cities are as large as france (~1000 km across) after smaller cities have grown together - Into Super Cities. Now Marchettis Constant ...
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How might one explain (pseudo-scientifically) the generation of a “projected,” guided darkness?

The Details: We have ways to generate light and direct it with our own technology. Humans have had the ability to do this for even longer. Within the last number of decades, we have begun ...