February 8, 2001    





What is one "science fiction" invention (no matter how far fetched) that you would like to see become reality?

I'd love to have a back to the future car (flies and travels thru time!), but that new orgasm machine sounds pretty sweet.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

A Plymouth that runs.

A-Dog, 18

A teleportation device. It would be wonderful. For instance, today I could teleport to class instead of clawing my way up solid ice to get there.

Karen, 21

I think I'll just go for one of the basic ones and say time-travel.

Alias Irrelevante

I would love to see the day when you can be transported from one spot to another. Like in 60s TV show, Star Trek. Beam me up Scotty.

Kevin, 33
Sugar Hill

The cars that fly. I love to watch those movies where the whole city is filled with flying cars...wouldn't that be awesome?!?!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Anne McCaffrey's Dragons.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

That car in Back To the Future,it is bitchen :)

Paul, 30

Genetic research is moving many science fiction ideas from the Realm of If to the reality of the 21st century. I'm particularly anxious to see whether gene therapy is practical for my atypical osteoarthritis, for diabetes and for the various diseases resulting in dementia.

Jill, 60

Definitely Star Trek's transporter. Unfortunately, if such a thing were invented, it would probably be too expensive for most people to use - I'd like to see one in every home, with unlimited range so you could go anywhere on the planet. (It could also be possible to have a central location for transporters - people would still have to get to work and the grocery store on their own, but could go from city to city by transporter.)

etoile, 20

I would like to travel in a time machine. I have always wanted to walked down Fifth Avenue when it was populated by High Society, The Rockefellers, JP Morgan, etc.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

The ability for one to become invisible.

Anjel, 19

Hmm... there was this movie called eXistenZ where this game console hooked into your back and sorta made you a part of the game...

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch

Those teleporter thingies, that can instantly zap you from one place to another. That would be so damn cool. I'd never be late to work, I'd never have to deal with another damn traffic jam, I would never have a long drive home after one too many drinks... bring on the teleporter!!

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

Light(Warp) Speed....I have always been fascinated wiht other life and planets..and light speed would give us the chance.

Adrianne, 15

I don't read science fiction or watch it on TV much. However, I have watched Star Trek with my husband and I think those Holograph rooms, (virtual reality?) where you go and live your dreams, are the neatest things I've ever seen. I can't wait until we have something like that. I know they already do to an extent but they are not widespread yet. I'd like it if everyone had their own....like a hot tub.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

I think it would be a big hit for the x-mas rush (like Ferbies, & Elmo) to release a Hover board or Hover bike that just floats on air like "Back to the Future".

Stephanie, 25

Starships with warp drive capacity :) I love the idea of exploring far distant galaxies :)

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

A computer that types out what you're thinking so you don't lose your thought as you're typing it out manually.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

I suppose my answer would be a time machine: that way I could go back and avoid the screw-ups I've made in my lifetime...like, I would tell myself never to do telemarketing, regardless of how desperate I get.

Also, I would like to go far, far back in time: Hang out with Socretes, Plato, Homer, and all those characthers. Probably I would like to hang out with Janis Joplin, Jimie Hendrix, and Ken Kesey too.

Of course, what would really reek of awesomeness would be to go back to when Dinosaurs ruled the Earth. I would live to hang out with a T-rex...not I have given this much thought.

Mick, 30
, IL   USA

Oh so many things, teleporters, time-machines, computers that can store our entire consiousness, but at this moment, I'm thinking it would be realy cool to have a halodeck.

Felicia, 35

Proving my age here...how about the "Cone of Silence." I don't think I've had a private telephone conversation since my daughter was born!!!!

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

A robot (artificial intelligence)... I think that would be really cool, and I'd love to see that someday. Actually, I don't think we're too far off.

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

i'd love to have a time machine, at least for a little while. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

Time Travel

Jami, 27
, MA   USA

Definetly flying cars. Do you know how many animals that would save from being run over? Not to mention people. And how about a machine that does your hairfor you! I'm talkin' dry it, style it, straighten it, curl it, braid it, everything. And while I'm at it, how about a machine that does your make-up for you! That's actually kinda scary. It could easily poke your eye out. This may sound childish,...oh that's right, I AM childish....but I would like to see somebody make a bed that rocked you to sleep. Literally. I could think of a million more things but I'll stop there.

Lisa J., 22

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