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My sci-fi, others' fantasy

I seldom come up with science fiction ideas, but here's one that occurred to me lately while dealing with our flooded basement (puddles and rivulets, not inches or feet, but still a nuisance):

Once science has figured out how to teleport matter, maybe involving those odd particles that act on one another at a distance or something, the world can set up a water exchange program. Via the future's version of the internet, a person or group who has too much water can hook up with someone who doesn't have enough, and, poof!, the water gets whisked away from the flood-stricken and given to the water-needy. So, for example, our basement's water could go to some parched home garden in Australia. Or, on a larger scale, the floodwaters rampaging riverfront property in the state of Washington right now could be spirited away to supply the city of Los Angeles or other desert metropolises. Handy, huh? Get on that, science.

In totally different news, I finally got around to watching the "making of" featurette for HBO and grrm (George R.R. Martin)'s "A Game of Thrones," and I am officially excited!

Yowza, talk about eye candy--on the part of actors and set dressing alike. Scenery, too, as apparently they filmed in both Northern Ireland and Malta. And the cool thing about Martin's story is that it's not merely eye candy; it's brain candy as well. Mind you, given the sex-and-violence level, I'll have to find a way to watch it when my kids aren't around, but this looks worth it.


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Dec. 15th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
Nice to see "Boromir" again.
Dec. 16th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
I know, it almost looks like he just got out the Boromir costume and put it back on! His character in Game of Thrones is a bit more on the side of the "good"...though I guess only a little, given the nuances in both characters.
Dec. 18th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Star Trek
Maybe this Star Trek stuff is not so far away after all.


Like magic...

The Illusionist

Dec. 24th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Star Trek
I've heard of this...let's hope they can really do it! Would be cool.

God Jul!
Dec. 21st, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Dances with Dragons
Looking forward to this.

In other news, if I didn't find this link here...


... then where *did* I find it?
Dec. 24th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Dances with Dragons
Haha! I hadn't seen it before (good to visit TORN again), but I admit I'd been wondering the same thing. Guess they're going with "at least kinda hot" dwarves. I, for one, approve. I guess...
Dec. 21st, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Telportation made possible
Seems like the problems with teleportation have been solved already.

Take a look if it seems interesting:


The Illusionist
Dec. 24th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Telportation made possible
Ah...now if only Copperfield would share his secret! :)
Jan. 16th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
provides access
I’ll definitely be watching you!
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