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Thread: Questions on using Anti-matter
December 20th, 2006, 09:55 AM #16
Funny you mentioned that. I have an unfinished short story where anti-matter is contained in a tennis-ball sized vacuum. When someone wants to "unleash" it, they just bounce it off the ground - like a ball.
Was kinda stuck on the science-side of this myself, hence the unfinished story.
December 21st, 2006, 10:11 PM #17
I read a scifi story once where this man builds an empire after discovering a stable form of antimatter he called antimatter2 (or am2 for short). To make AM2 safe for transport, it's coated with in imperilium, a magnetic alloy he spent a year working on.
For AM2 to be usable, you have to burn a hole in the imperilium with a laser.
What you want isn't so much antimatter but something exotic that reacts powerfully, like a supercharged plasma.
As to what would be enough to scare people about them, it's the first time someone showing off makes a mistake and takes out a building - or a city block.
Or proves they can read the mind of a politician.
December 22nd, 2006, 11:14 AM #18
But wouldn't a creature capable of dealing with am and such be in terrible danger when the thing explodes.
And Expendable why you are surely not expendable.
December 22nd, 2006, 03:36 PM #19
December 23rd, 2006, 12:26 AM #20
Hey Ex, I don't think I've seen you around for a while, nice to hear from you again.
Um ... is it possible to read the mind of a politician?
There will always be people intent on pushing the limits, even if it means dealing with substances which could possibly destroy poeple, houses, or even cities. Sometimes there are people involved who are smart enough to know how dangerous it is, and figure out a way to control those dangers.
And sometimes it's the undiscovered side effects that take you out.
I recall reading about an early A-bomb test, some of the most intelligent people on the planet sat on top of an air craft carrier to watch the test. They felt the heat "like an oven door being opened" from the radiation.
Just a thought.
December 24th, 2006, 12:15 AM #21
Hi Mr.BF1V3, I got caught up in another project for a while. It didn't go very far, unfortunately.
And yes, you can read the mind of a politician - it's just who would want to willingly? Plus you know the politician will over-react. Makes you wonder why.
December 24th, 2006, 03:37 AM #22
December 25th, 2006, 01:14 AM #23
You do realize "Politics" and "Paranoid" have the same root.
(Okay maybe not, but the words can be interchangeable.)
December 25th, 2006, 10:07 AM #24
Are you suggesting that the mutants should be able to spontaneously generate politicians?
Why not play around with Wilhelm Reich's Orgone? Orgone accumulaters vs. natural control over it. Hehe... (It has always been science fiction, in my mind; or fictional science. So it should be fun to fake evidence; and you can't go much wrong, anyway.)
Hi, Ex. Isn't it sad when projects don't go very far? Glad to see you back, though.
December 25th, 2006, 10:49 AM #25
So when someone thinks that you can read some paranoids mind then you are a danger to society. But is you a bigger threat doing that or when blowing up a whole city.
And dawnstorm, I wouldn't like to meet the mutants that "spontaneously generate politicians". One of my worst nightmares.
But on the reading mind bit. It can be so that I can't quite understand the dangers even now because politicians in Sweden doesn't really have any power. Bush can order missileattacks.
December 26th, 2006, 03:57 PM #26
December 28th, 2006, 04:57 AM #27
I don't know really. It's like the dilemma that the guy in (the Stephen Kingbook that has psychic powers after a caraccident) must handle. If you alone knows about the threat of the politician and can't tell anybody what will you do.
And by the way these mutants would they be identical to other humans?
If they do it would be easy to hide from the politician, right?
December 28th, 2006, 10:28 PM #28
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December 31st, 2006, 12:07 PM #30