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September 30, 2006, at 12:27 PM MST by DoyceTesterman -
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  • http://wise-nano.org/w/Main_Page on nanotechnology.
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Q & A with Joss Whedon

from http://browncoats.serenitymovie.com/serenity/index.html?fuseaction=tools.shownews&news_id=162 the Browncoats website.

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How difficult was it to come up with new technology for your 'verse, without it becoming a clone of other sci-fi movies/shows?

Firefly and Serenity distinguish themselves from other science fiction in terms of their technology because they donít really have very much. I donít know anything about science and Iím much more interested in a hands-on rough-hewn world than I am in everything being convenient so I seldom come up with any cool inventions which is very good for a guy who stopped taking science when he was fifteen.

See also

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  • Incredible 3D imaging (the image on Category Medicine, from {{Ariel}}), but apparently too expensive for {{Serenity}}
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  • {{Holography}}
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The above is a paper thin computer moniter, CPU, and touch screen all worked into one sheet of paper. This sort of miniature computer is seen throughout the 'verse.

Is it a clear demonstration that science in the 26th century has developed many elements of molecular nanotechnology? Such paper screens exist today (http://www.sven.de/librie/Librie/E-Ink Librie ebook, http://digitalcamera.101reviews.com/news/paper-thin-digital-clock clock). This does not involve molecular nanotechnology.

The fact that currency is still valuable in the purchase of simple synthetic goods and fuel show us that the science is far from perfect, maybe even reached some kind of limits. When molecular nanotechnology reaches a certain point, most goods will be easily replicable and thus cheap or free. Far fewer goods and services will be of limited supply in the universe (certain informatation, real estate, sheer mass of some elements, {{Companion}}ship), and thus worth money.

Interestingly, in {{Bushwhacked}}, the official who interviewed the crew when onboard the Alliance Cruiser used a pad of paper. We can presume that each leaf was a separate computer, it seems odd that this would be necessary.

They could all be screens of one computer, in the binding.

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  • Incredible 3D imaging (the image on Category Medicine, from {{Ariel}}), but apparently too expensive for {{Serenity}}
  • Permeable (some kind of energy field?) windows - MalcolmReynolds Mal? gets thrown through one at the beginning of The Train Job
  • Cryogenic suspension
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  • Power source to travel in and out of atmosphere for long distances/times
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  • Faster than light communication
  • Fuel dense enough for ships to travel in and out of atmosphere for long distances/times
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  • {{Terraforming}}

Why don't they have:

  • A lot more cameras/sensors (the train they rob, outside ships - Serenity, etc.)
June 19, 2005, at 10:49 PM MST by JohnAbbe -
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A tag for pages involving technology in the Firefly future.


Currently (2005) unavailable technology appearing in Firefly:

  • Color paper screens (see below)
  • Food Stuffs - one brick feeds a family for a month, including immunizations
  • Ability to add or draw out psychic powers from some people
  • Incredible 3D imaging (the image on Category Medicine, from {{Ariel}}),but apparently too expensive for the ship
  • Permeable (some kind of energy field) windows - MalcolmReynolds Mal? gets thrown out of one at the beginning of The Train Job
  • Faster than light travel
  • Power source to travel in and out of atmosphere for long distances/times
  • Artificial gravity/inertia (see Grav Dampener)

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It is a clear demonstration that science in the 26th century has developed many elements of nanotechnology. Such paper screens exist today (http://www.sven.de/librie/Librie/E-Ink Librie ebook, http://digitalcamera.101reviews.com/news/paper-thin-digital-clock clock).

(The definitions of Nantotechnology, a contemporary science, and molecular nanotechnology, a speculative one, are different. Having a paper thin display may not be so amazing, but a paper thin CPU is. What do you think? Should we call it Nanotechnology so as not to outstep our bounds, or make a leap and call it molecular?).

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Is it a clear demonstration that science in the 26th century has developed many elements of molecular nanotechnology? Such paper screens exist today (http://www.sven.de/librie/Librie/E-Ink Librie ebook, http://digitalcamera.101reviews.com/news/paper-thin-digital-clock clock). This does not involve molecular nanotechnology.

June 19, 2005, at 09:21 PM MST by Zeigfreid -
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Is it a clear demonstration that science in the 26th century has developed many elements of molecular nanotechnology? Such paper screens exist today (http://www.sven.de/librie/Librie/E-Ink Librie ebook, http://digitalcamera.101reviews.com/news/paper-thin-digital-clock clock). This does not involve molecular nanotechnology.

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It is a clear demonstration that science in the 26th century has developed many elements of nanotechnology. Such paper screens exist today (http://www.sven.de/librie/Librie/E-Ink Librie ebook, http://digitalcamera.101reviews.com/news/paper-thin-digital-clock clock).

(The definitions of Nantotechnology, a contemporary science, and molecular nanotechnology, a speculative one, are different. Having a paper thin display may not be so amazing, but a paper thin CPU is. What do you think? Should we call it Nanotechnology so as not to outstep our bounds, or make a leap and call it molecular?).

June 19, 2005, at 08:41 PM MST by JohnAbbe -
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The above is a paper thin computer moniter, CPU, and touch screen all worked into one sheet of paper. This sort of miniature computer is seen throughout the 'verse, and is a clear demonstration that science in the 26th century has developed many elements of molecular nanotechnology. On the other hand, the fact that currency is still valuable in the purchase of simple synthetic goods and fuel show us that the science is far from perfect. Generaly it is thought that when nanotechnology reaches a certain point, only goods that are of limited supply in the universe (such as informatation or realestate) would be purchased with money.

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The above is a paper thin computer moniter, CPU, and touch screen all worked into one sheet of paper. This sort of miniature computer is seen throughout the 'verse.

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Interestingly, in {{Bushwhacked}}, the official who interviewed the crew when onboard the Alliance Cruiser used a pad of paper. We can presume that each leaf was a seperate computer, it seems odd that this would be necessary.

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Is it a clear demonstration that science in the 26th century has developed many elements of molecular nanotechnology? Such paper screens exist today (http://www.sven.de/librie/Librie/E-Ink Librie ebook, http://digitalcamera.101reviews.com/news/paper-thin-digital-clock clock). This does not involve molecular nanotechnology.

The fact that currency is still valuable in the purchase of simple synthetic goods and fuel show us that the science is far from perfect, maybe even reached some kind of limits. When molecular nanotechnology reaches a certain point, most goods will be easily replicable and thus cheap or free. Far fewer goods and services will be of limited supply in the universe (certain informatation, real estate, sheer mass of some elements, {{Companion}}ship), and thus worth money.

Interestingly, in {{Bushwhacked}}, the official who interviewed the crew when onboard the Alliance Cruiser used a pad of paper. We can presume that each leaf was a separate computer, it seems odd that this would be necessary.

They could all be screens of one computer, in the binding.


Also see:

  • http://wise-nano.org/w/Main_Page
June 19, 2005, at 06:18 PM MST by Zeigfreid -
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Interestingly, in {{Bushwhacked}} the official who interviewed the crew when onboard the Alliance Cruiser used a pad of paper. We can presume that each leaf was a seperate computer, it seems odd that this would be necessary.

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Interestingly, in {{Bushwhacked}}, the official who interviewed the crew when onboard the Alliance Cruiser used a pad of paper. We can presume that each leaf was a seperate computer, it seems odd that this would be necessary.

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The above is a paper thin computer moniter, CPU, and touch screen all worked into one sheet of paper. This sort of miniature computer is seen throughout the 'verse, and is a clear demonstration that science in the 26th century has developed many elements of molecular nanotechnology. On the other hand, the fact that currency is still valuable in the purchase of simple synthetic goods and fuel show us that the science is far from perfect. Generaly it is thought that when nanotechnology reaches a certain point, only goods that are of limited supply in the universe (such as informatation or realestate) would be purchased with money.

Interestingly, in {{Bushwhacked}} the official who interviewed the crew when onboard the Alliance Cruiser used a pad of paper. We can presume that each leaf was a seperate computer, it seems odd that this would be necessary.

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