Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thinking Inside the Box

Things we accept inside the Black Box

1. Faster than light travel

2. Universal translators

3. Artificial intelligence

4. Advanced (intelligent) robotics

5. Time travel

6. Transporters

7. Cross-galaxy communication

8. Similar species of sentient life across galaxies

9. Sonic showers

10. Earth-like planets scattered across the universe

11. The ability of medical techology to reverse natural processes

12. Holographic or virtual reality technology

13. Hyper-advanced weaponry, generally of the laser variety

3 comments:

Ian Thomas Healy said...

14. Bumpy-headed (but otherwise human) alien of the week. Also known as Guys in Suits.

Ian

Lorra said...

15. The ability to clone humans?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I took a class in grad school on SciFi/Fantasy lit. These themes would have held up well in there.