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Somehow perceive the world while blind Your eyes detect light by absorbing it in ways that generate detectable signals your visual cortex then assembles into your view of the world. Being invisible means not absorbing ambient light, or interfering with it in any detectable way. So while invisible, your person is blind. If they're not blind, they're not ...


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Some variables need to be established in order to come up with a sensible answer. The first question is geography. In some parts of the United States, local governments have imposed various restrictions on ownership of firearms. Other localities might favour shotguns, or large calibre hunting rifles (for deer, moose etc.), AR-15's (shooting small game or "...


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Aside from just bending the light around a subject, bending light along other paths is also useful. 1) Bend light from one place to another to cover over something. This is sort of like the clone stamp in photo-shop or paint.net. Example: An invisible person standing in the grass, dirt, or water displaces the surface with a dent in the shape of their ...


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Six inches is doable, but probably at the very limits of what you can get away with given what we know The macaw has a brain the size of an unshelled walnut, while the macaque monkey has a brain about the size of a lemon. Nevertheless, the macaw has more neurons in its forebrain -- the portion of the brain associated with intelligent behavior -- ...


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As you remembered, the human brain also has a lot of plasticity, your question remember me the case of a French man who has only 10% of the brain mass and, as far as I know, quite defies the understanding of how neurons work. As for the dendrites, well ... Dendrites of elephant neurons are similar to what you describe. Although these fantastic animals have ...


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It is certainly possible for intelligent beings to be only six inches tall. Of course that depends on how many feet long they are. It wasn't specified that the aliens have humanoid shape, so I imagine that they look like centipedes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centipede#/media/File:Lithobius_forficatus.jpg1 or millipedes: https://en.wikipedia.org/...


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Can a collective mass of cells function properly as a single entity? That is essentially the same question. However most nanotechnology will be painfully slow at transforming its macro forms. However creating macro forms is the only way for a bunch of nano-bots to get anywhere faster that a spastic puddle of jelly. So the issue are the "amazing abilities" ...


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As the horrors of the Second World War are gradually forgotten, the nations of the world gradually become more Fascist. The major nations become obsessed with racial purity, though disagree on which race is pure. Viruses can carry DNA with them. In secret each nation develops viruses to "purify" DNA by rewriting it with their race. One of these viruses ...


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Your characters live in a sparsely populated area. The land is sparsely populated, most live on subsistence farming, there is less need for widespread trade Settlements are far apart, thus any infected traveller is likely to become sick during travel, hence they die on their way, or shelter in monasteries until they are fit again. There's a question over a ...


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'Realistic'-wise this might require some rethinking. Take the example of the person driving a car. The talent can decide whether the car is invisible, the person inside it...what about their clothes? Do they have to specify for every single object in the car, and what counts as an object (is a bottle of water one object, or does it comprise bottle, bottle ...


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"it takes physical effort to gather water big enough for wave-like attacks" This I suppose makes a big problem. So for starters is the ratio 1:1 as in like literary carrying the water yourself or is it completely magical, like your mana decides it, or is something in between where mana + the actual weight of the water matter? Because if the required ...


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Healing nanites gone bad: In this scenario, humans made nanites that were supposed to cure diseases, heal wounds, and do it all in a highly intelligent manner. They would have been customized to each individual, having that person's DNA and maybe even their body plan programmed into them. Of course they leaked into the environment, but it would take ...


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A Somebody Else's Problem Field. Being invisible is definitely really cool. You can go do anything you want, whenever you want, without anybody being able to mess with you. At least as long as you don't have invisible eyelids, that is; then you become your own problem. However, invisibility does have one problem: no matter how good it is, the Observer ...


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Start with more People didn't have two kids and raise them to adulthood in that period, they often had as many as they could in the hope that some survived to adulthood. Surviving childhood was a major life achievement. If you want two characters to survive the plague, start with a whole family, six to ten people, parents and children, kill all but the two ...


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Extinction of most creatures. Most food webs in our world are sustainained by photosynthetic organisms, photo being the key here. Without light, plants can't make photosynthesis, new organic matter can't be created and food chains will collapse, most likely resulting into the extinction of most species who rely, directly or indirectly, on plants, algae, ...


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Is it possible? Yes, build enough suspension bridges like you say and it will be covered Is it feasible? No, a post-post-apocalyptic society is not building technological marvels for minor protection, especially if a wall with guards will provide the same benefit. So it is more likely that this covering would be built pre-apocalypse. However, currently the ...


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Do you need these two specific people to survive, or do you just need two people who did survive? What I mean is, out of a world with many families, by pure chance there will be some families where you have two survivors that match your criteria. You can just tell the tale from their perspective.


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@DisasterlyDisco raised some very good points regarding the dimensionality of space-time and @AdrianColomitchi also points out fundamental issues with the presentation. With regards to this I'd like to elaborate while providing some insight into how to properly use the terminology of quantum mechanics. Intro In physics, words like "state", "dimension" and "...


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Realistically speaking, the ability to influence the trajectory of individual photons would not yield the kind of results you are wanting, at least not consistently. Even worse, the exercise of trying to marry a power like this to reality is, practically speaking, almost impossible. Bending light around an object so that it was invisible would mean that ...


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Yes If you can control every insect within a two mile radius, and you add in arachnids into the equation, then you can make spider silk 'armor'. If the MC is a fashion designer by day, then they shouldn't even need to have the insects do anything so complex as to make 3D shapes - just the spider silk would be fine and then said designer could turn it into ...


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A sideways take would be to say the evolution is directed and not natural. In the book "The Age of Em", the author postulates that human consciousness can be emulated on a silicon substrate-a computer brain. Since the electronic impulses in a computer travel faster than the electrochemical impulses in the brain by a factor of 1,000,000 , the emulated human ...


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About 98 feet, give or take Obviously, there would need to be a few changes to survive in the water, though I will keep to your requirement of 'partially human in shape'. Completely human is fully impractical, and I will stick to the requirement of 'realistically evolve on Earth'. Alright, let's start. The first thing we do is make a few adjustments to the ...


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[D]oes my magic system seem at least somewhat grounded in reality? Not exactly. Reality doesn't have infinitesimal vibrating strings of which certain people have the mutation which allows them to manipulate them in order to screw with people's minds, heal faster than they should be biologically capable of, or whip around water as if control by telekinesis. ...


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Look up "water jet cutting". You can cut steel, glass, rock, all kinds of stuff... with water! This is much more effective with abrasives added to the water (sand, garnets, etc). I read a superhero book a few years ago where one of the characters had almost complete control over his body. One of his techniques was basically a blood chainsaw/whip thing ...


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Mass creation and manipulation, as well as some degree of light manipulation. The saddest (or best for the victim) part about this cool concept is that shadows have no mass. Shadows, as well as penumbra, are simply the effect of reduced or absent light. In this case, the Control of the shadows is nothing but an intricate game of mass manipulation and light ...


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Light manipulation and some level of mind control. Initially, the ability to bend light seemed enough. Just with that, you'd already be able to turn yourself and anything else invisible, potentially create a heat beam (concentrate a lot of infrared light on a single point), see better in the dark (force light to keep going back into your eyeballs, thus ...


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reality-check, eh? Nope, the "time dimensions" that you listed can not be independent. Synchronicity: ... You can "travel" to your childhood and change things, but the changes only affect that time state, so when you go home your universe is still the same That travel violates the conservation of matter/energy - the atoms that make up you-the-traveller ...


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In some ways radio's are a 1920's era technology. (Radio waves discovered in 1886, commercialized by 1900, widespread use by the 1920's, spark gap then AM radios first, followed by the FM radio being invented in 1933, then cellular radio's taking off for mobile communications in the 80's leading to the 2G,3G,4G, and now 5G, Satellite comms. etc.) What is ...


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The Plague was spread by fleas. So make your people very clean and antisocial. This actually happened in history, there was a religious group whose customs involved washing a lot, and they survived better. Of course the neighbours got suspicious and behaved like ignorant people, but you can find a way to handle that...


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Some really solid answers already. I agree with another comment - how could they not win. But i"ll give some details on how. what is the best way for the advanced military to defeat the enemy? Enemy Analysis 35 million personnel Degrade there concentration of force by separating troops, ie targeting multiple locations so they split up. Target their ...


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