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    The most futuristic predictions that came true in 2012

    http://io9.com/5971328/the-most-futu...e-true-in-2012

    1. A Cyborg Competes Against Able-Bodied Athletes at the Olympics
    2. NASA Starts to Work on a Faster-Than-Light Warp Drive
    3. Scientists Enhance the Intelligence of Primates with a Chip
    4. The Earth Experiences its First True Superstorm
    5. The World's First Cybernetic Hate Crime Occurs at a McDonalds in France
    6. Augmented Reality Goes Mainstream
    7. Researchers Create a Robot With Legs That Can Run Faster Than any Human
    8. The First Successful Commercial Cargo Delivery to Space Goes Off Without a Hitch
    9. An Electric Car is the Year's Best
    10. Doctors Communicate With a Man in a Coma
    11. The First Large-Scale Geoengineering Project is Detected Off Canada's West Coast
    12. A Child Attends School By Sending a Robot in His Place
    13. A Paralyzed Woman Controls a Robotic Arm Using Only Her Mind
    14. Self-Driving Cars Become Legal in Several States
    15. Scientists Create an Artificial Retina
    16. Researchers Create the First Complete Computer Model of a Living Organism

    I'd say it was a pretty cool year.
    Last edited by someotherguy; 2012-12-29 at 04:14 PM.

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    Changed the tittle, it was messy.

    13. A Paralyzed Woman Controls a Robotic Arm Using Only Her Mind
    I'd say this is the most amazing of all those listed.

    Also this one. v

    16. Researchers Create the First Complete Computer Model of a Living Organism

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    I don't know about futuristic per se, but to me this is the most amazing achievement on that list:

    16. Researchers Create the First Complete Computer Model of a Living Organism
    I know, I know... I'm very boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    I don't know about futuristic per se, but to me this is the most amazing achievement on that list:

    I know, I know... I'm very boring.
    Hey, hey, I consider that amazing too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majad View Post
    Hey, hey, I consider that amazing too!
    Oh nice, didn't see that bit in your post when I replied. Great minds think alike!

    /nerdyfistbump

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    Oh nice, didn't see that bit in your post when I replied. Great minds think alike!

    /nerdyfistbump
    Hehe, I edited it in, I forgot about it.

    /nerdyfirstbump

    :b

    And oh, I find this amazing too. v

    15. Scientists Create an Artificial Retina

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    Yeah 2012 was a pretty awesome year for science. I think they should have included Felix Baumgartner. A man quite literally jumped from the stratosphere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by someotherguy View Post
    12. A Child Attends School By Sending a Robot in His Place

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    I'd be lying if I said all the cyborg stuff wasn't mind-blowing. But how does anything on that list top this?

    Quote Originally Posted by someotherguy View Post
    2. NASA Starts to Work on a Faster-Than-Light Warp Drive
    Even if it's just in the concept stages, the fact that we're finally in a place where people in the government are sitting down and saying "alright, let's get this whole warp drive thing worked out" is really exciting.
    Last edited by Kalyyn; 2012-12-29 at 04:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadvolcanoes View Post
    Yeah 2012 was a pretty awesome year for science. I think they should have included Felix Baumgartner. A man quite literally jumped from the stratosphere!
    Yeah, I didn't remember that, how could they forgot that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyyn View Post
    I'd be lying if I said all the cyborg stuff wasn't mind-blowing. But how does anything on that list top this?
    Maybe it doesn't top because, even though it's very important, people don't think it will be possible because movies and TV shows, so a lot of people think it's impossible/fake.

    I think that's one of the reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyyn View Post
    I'd be lying if I said all the cyborg stuff wasn't mind-blowing. But how does anything on that list top this?
    I guess since they haven't really done anything concrete with it yet. I mean its really cool that they started an organization to actually start looking into warp drive, but not much has been done besides theorizing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someotherguy View Post
    4. The Earth Experiences its First True Superstorm
    Which should that have been?

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    Such impressive feats and so little know about this, thats outrageous !

    My favorite has to be the "White drive" ? Achieving travel with the speed of light or even surpassing it will open gates for mankind, no one can imagine the things that could evolve from this

    Good luck Harold White and the team of scientists.

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    They were all awesome but when was this?

    "4. The Earth Experiences its First True Superstorm"

    My favorite:
    "2. NASA Starts to Work on a Faster-Than-Light Warp Drive"

    Didn't even know that was possible yet.
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    Without a doubt the most exciting of the list:

    2. NASA Starts to Work on a Faster-Than-Light Warp Drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokru View Post
    Which should that have been?
    Hurricane Sandy, which turned into a Superstorm after it weakened and collided with an arctic front and a jet stream, not to mention during a full moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geminiwolf View Post
    "4. The Earth Experiences its First True Superstorm"

    They were all awesome but when was this?
    The Sandy one.

    It was supposed to lose power as all other hurricanes once it went over land but because of some weird coincidences it gained power or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geminiwolf View Post
    "4. The Earth Experiences its First True Superstorm"

    They were all awesome but when was this?
    This one:

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