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Why would a colony need to relocate?
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Why would they have to move? (to another place on same planet) Because steam generated by their machineries is basically evaporated heavy-water, so after some time they live in one place, the ground ...

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How to tell if intelligent life has evolved in a Game of Life simulation?
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It could evolve life, so I assume it could even evolve intelligent life, but I don't know if we can know when something is intelligent, so probably we would evolve a sentient life form but we will not ...

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Is extending human gestation realistic or I should stick with 9 months?
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No it is not realistic, the shape of a baby is like that because it grows inside uterus: if you keep him more time than needed in a restricted space he could grow deformed or with some malformed ...

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Can singularity be achieved in a PC without any external information?
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The AI could learn through information you accidentally leak to it. It can start to build concepts like time/space just because of your Language. By differences in your verbs, and thanks to words ...

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Reasons to not allow an uploaded brain to be conscious?
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Brain status is bound also to received input. Simulating just the brain without the body, the environment and all the incoming signals it would be just as much as removing the brain from someone and ...

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Why Would a Nation Choose to join A Foreign Empire?
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Take Italy as example, if politicians gets too corrupted by multinationals, it is likely citizens want italy to join another country with stricter rules about corruption and what can multinationals do ...

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Why would advanced alien warships have living crews rather than be drones?
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Hacking: Because maybe the more effective way for war is hacking enemy warships but that cannot be done through Handwave-space because require "wire-jamming" or regular EM-transmission. Warships are ...

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Economic reasons to put people on Mars?
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Speculation: if everyone is betting on a society to not put any human on mars, then you create another society who's solely purpose is to bet the opposite, gain funds from that society and then also ...

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Can we expect machines as extraterrestrial forms of life?
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Probably yes If you are martian, the the only extraterrestrial "life form" is the Rover sent by Nasa on Mars. While I find not plausible natural evolution of machines, if a biological race born, ...

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Are planetary orbits absolutely necessary?
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Please describe a solar system where the goldilocks zone planet(s) do not orbit a gas giant or sun There's 1 such system and that's a binary star system, where the planet is placed between 2 stars ...

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Why should humans risk a robot apocalypse by modifying Asimov's laws?
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Why should humans risk a robot apocalypse to modify Asimov's laws by putting the third one first? What are the benefits to society? For the purposes of the question, I'm not concerned about the ...

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What's the most reasonable way to fit Monsters in your Pocket?
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version 1 The spheres are in reality equipped with hypodermic needles that releases a strong drug filled with nano-bots that plugs into your nervous system, after their first usage you get connected ...

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"Hardest" way to introduce impossible materials into Sci-Fi universe?
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Points 1 & partially 3 You don't need an imaginary material, most materials have a theoretical strength which is ORDERS OF magnitude greater than their real strength, that's because an Iron Cable ...

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How can a god convince a civilization that he doesn't exist?
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Make the world seeming an illusion. If you convince people they are not really seeing the real world but just an illusion, then they could accept everything happening without attributing it to a god (...

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Can you catch a fish with a fishing rod... from orbit?
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If the cable is made of "string"(string theory) it would be even able to touch (wihtout getting any fish, the fish weight would break it) the surface of a black hole, but since in reality materials ...

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How to battle enemies who have superhuman speed
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Twice the speed of a human is not that much, when playing soccer I'm always out-performed by people who weighs 20 kilograms less (I basically never touch the ball), but that does not prevent me from ...

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Why Would Aliens Enslave Humans?
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Because aliens have a different perception and culture, what to they is freedom to us is slavery and viceversa. Actually the concept of freedom varies greatly even among humans so I would not be ...

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Can wind immediately freeze something?
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I've seen a documentary where the naturalist was in Russia, at -40C°, he had a thermos with some boiling water inside, he just throwed the water outside and most of it just frozen instantly. Due to ...

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What is the appropriate pigmentation for a stealthy, nocturnal race?
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Pigments have evolutionary power, most animals are coloured because their color is usefull in some way. So actually a nocturnal animal would have any color that is usefull to a nocturnal animal (and ...

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How can I keep the computers on my spaceship from temperature related death after a hull breach?
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Huston, if you use regular hard-drives a decompression is likely to damage or explode them. In void melting and vaporization temperatures are different, and you will have no heat dissipation. Prevent ...

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How do dragons not burn themselves?
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In game of thrones Dragons are simply immune to fire (bolognum: no in world plausible explanation), and any person that has dragons' blood inside its body is immune to fire and heat too. Note that ...

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How many nodes are needed in a communication satellite network so that it may be a weapon?
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There are 3 major problems: Increasing number of wave emitters do not scale enough to cover the quadratic loss of waves. You have to perfectly synchronize the waves to not cause interference to each ...

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What difficulty would the Roman Empire have besieging a fantasy kingdom's 49 m wall?
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Assuming your kingdom shape is a circle, 156 km diameter means that the circumference is: 490,000 m So from a logical point your fantasy kingdom have enough people to keep the wall guarded: It needs ...

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How to explain the existence of just one religion?
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Most religions are born just because they allowed some restricted group of people to have politic power, sad to say, but just see the movie "Agorà" to have an example of that. The existence of only ...

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Standardisation of Time in a FTL Universe
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Ehi, We don't know what happens to time when we travel faster than light. But we do know time slow down when reaching speeds that are fractions of C. So I assume you want Almost Fast As Light ...

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Why might dwarves be black skinned in a medieval fantasy world?
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Most underwater creatures, and creatures living in dark places are white, just because they need no pigments. So they are likely to be white, but white is not a necessary condition. Cells walls are ...

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If every cell in a creature's body were replaced by a functionally identical nanobot, would the creature retain its consciousness?
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Assume you retain no consciousness after the process, since you interact with the world using your human interface (you know hands, feet, eyes etc.) and you already stated that cells keeps their ...

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Reinventing computer not being bound by legacy issues
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It is not that simple, computer are made by many components: Software Design software is not that simple (I'm a programmer), our computers evolved and with that evolved users' requirements, if ...

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Harnessing energy from the moon like from the sun
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Well we can theorically fill the moon surface with mirrors (well the ~50% of visible moon at least), directed toward Earth and with a slightly parabolic surface in order that each single mirror can ...

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How far back in time would Maths be understandable to a modern mathematician?
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Maths will be always understandable to us (assuming we could also understand spoken language). If you see the movie Agorà, and studied some simple math and physics at high school you will understand ...

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