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Why are scout bots only used for reconnaissance?

The robots are tiny The enemy have powerful anti-robot countermeasures, (EMP weapons or what have you). So our heroes have found the best way of maintaining stealth is for the robots themselves to be ...
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Can we build a roguelike maze?

Just open/close doors On the surface, just opening and closing some doors sounds like a lazy solution, but it actually opens up a wide range of possibilities you don't get with a modular design like ...
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Is my climate map plausible?

It seems to me that the mountain ranges should produce a greater effect on climate. The high mountain ranges on the west coast have produced BWh zones to their east roughly as expected due to rain ...
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Why are scout bots only used for reconnaissance?

While sending robotic scouts with lethal capabilities has advantages, here are some reasons why humans might still be required for the final confrontation: Decision-making and adaptability: While your ...
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Socialist country with good economy?

Yes. No. Maybe. Redistribution requires centralization, centralization is faulty, thus redistribution always produces a faulty system. In addition redistribution often destroys complexity- and ...
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Socialist country with good economy?

Sure. For completely mysterious reason, the other answers missed the most obvious example of a large socialist country with economy not just good but booming, about tripling in the 25 years between ...
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Would a replicator plague be sufficient to destroy an advanced (interplanetary) civilization and leave very little evidence?

The replicators were not weapons of war per say, they were tools for terraforming Terraforming is not a simple task. Once you make a world habitable, it takes a lot of maintenance to keep it that way ...
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Would a replicator plague be sufficient to destroy an advanced (interplanetary) civilization and leave very little evidence?

Hard No Even if your replicator were to turn every artifact of civilization into dirt, it would still leave things that we would recognize as artificial. When we look at rocks, even hundreds of ...
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Would a replicator plague be sufficient to destroy an advanced (interplanetary) civilization and leave very little evidence?

Our nature is the result of a replicator plague. Millions of years ago, earth was a different eco-system entirely, then a replicator capable of producing oxygen, started producing what for the ...
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The Emperor's Coffee House - how to build a neolithic steam engine?

the simplest, crudest "steam engine" possible for a Neolothic civilisation would be: Boil oil in a tall, big cauldron, maybe something like an amphora make a piston out of two bamboo tubes, ...
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How would a bioengineered warbeast get energy from fossil fuel products?

Sure, but why? A gallon of gas contains about 28K nutritional Calories (which are each 1000 chemistry calories, note the change in the initial 'C'), A gallon of butter contains about 25K nutritional ...
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How can a parasite that feeds on sex take over a human biochemically?

It doesn't need anything special to spread STD's are a fact of life. Like all diseases, they have found a way to survive and spread. The only difference is that these often nestle and spread from ...
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How can a parasite that feeds on sex take over a human biochemically?

I wanna see your Pica-ca-ca 🎶 I am going to talk about a real life disease, but first an important warning: the English name for it is also a very current word for penis in the 6th most commonly ...
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What's the smallest change to physics required to allow magic?

All the laws of the physics (or, the last of the nature) are eternal: they work always as expected. However, there are also laws which work only once. That is magic.
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Is a Selective Breeding Program to Create Enhanced Humans Plausible?

If you start early enough, getting rid of monogamy would accomplish it on its own. Humans are naturally attracted to the best partner they can find, with the areas of focus being intelligence, ...
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