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  1. I’m looking for a site or a blog that is futurist/sci fi based and does a “Future Science or Technology of the Week” feature, where they postulate a future science concept or invention and then briefly talk about it. I watch Isaac Arthur every Thursday but I’m looking to supplement it with something less broad. It would be like “Future Technology 1-Jetpack”. Something simple like that. Amateur blogs and sites are extremely welcome. The more obscure the better; but I am looking for highly creative ideas as well.
  2. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34118482 I agree with this reactionary luddite, but for completely different reasons: It's simply degenerate and a danger to society as a whole (think Futurama and the 'Don't date that Robot'-inforeel). She however is afraid to lose the only value she has left: the power of sex.
  3. I was just having a discussion with my wife, after having some time to really sink my teeth into Pillars last weekend and this weekend, just how advanced is technology is some places of Eora? We have pistols, blunderbuss's and the arquebus which gives me real vibes of another really good RPG, Arcanum. As well as things like the monocle, which is just cheesy cool! But on topic, do we know how advanced some parts of the world are? Are we talking ships with cannons, steam power? Gliders? Or is the entire place in roughly the late middle ages?
  4. Hey, quick question: I just bought a brand new Corsair PSU. The fan refuses to work and I cannot find anything online on how to set it manually. Or set it to normal, etc. Anyone else have a Corsair HX series?
  5. Obviously what triggers this reflection are the guns and gunpowder. It's the fact that you can apparently use some of those laws of physics that are usually ignored in Medieval or most ancient times fantasy. They mainly introduced guns to further distinguish themselves from traditional fantasy settings (guns are only one part of the larger effort of course). Before we start : I am aware we are still centuries away from Modern technology. I know the guns are still primitive and their use very specific. Now this potentially opens the way for further technological improvement, and maybe the development of industrial societies in a few centuries. The advent of modern warfare : Automatic riffles, sniper riffles, airplanes, drones, Thousands off nukes, radar, advanced logistics... And overall, the prevalence of Modern societies over traditional societies. That basically means that this authentic ''folkloric'' setting isn't endless, and that in a few centuries, even decade, it could completely die, and be replaced by a modern setting. Obviously, pure traditional societies rely on magic to stay relevant , maybe even more viable in the face of potential technological revolutions. But only if magic and technology cannot coexist. Or else everyone will just adopt a mix of the 2 (see shadow run universe). For example : arcanum played that pretty well. Magic and technology were both incompatible, and could not thrive in the same place. That allowed for a clear polarization between Modern, technological civilizations and traditional civilizations. The universe would shift periodically between classical fantasy era, and modern technological era. I haven't followed this project closely enough, and don't feel like reading every comment Obsidian made on the universe (reddit, forums, update, interviews). How would they intend to handle technological progress? What would limit it? And if the laws of the universe allows technological progress : What would compete against it? PS : Personally I don't like modern setting, I find ancient settings more appealing, at least when I'm escaping from reality (gaming, books...). Hence why I'm interested to see how it plays out.
  6. In the r/w, civilizations have ravaged nature since the Bronze Age. With some of PE's inhabitants being at the level of Stone Age cultures, and others much more advanced, how will the environment be affected by the sentient species? Should there even be much of a "Dyrwood" left, considering the busy smithies and bustling fleets of Aedyr and Vailians? Will the approach to nature be a matter of contention among the different races? With two nature-dwelling classes, the druid and the ranger, will we get caught up in a struggle to preserve the landscape?
  7. The first printing press, courtesy of Johan Gutenburg, appeared in 1450. This invention is right up there with penicillin, the Internet, the machine gun and all sorts of other, radical world-changing technologies and discoveries. The printed word allowed ideas to percolate up and down the social strata of societies in a way we might struggle to understand, or take for granted, right now. In fact, the written word was a vehicle of the Reformation, and later Fascism and Communism. Like the Internet, it was a force for both positive and the negative. It accelerated education. It was instrumental in the emancipation of the oppressed. In short: it was a Big Deal. Now in Project Eternity we have a world where, for some reason, technology has developed unevenly. Imagine how much more dangerous that world might be --- where guns and mighty galleons, a world where Gods can inspire the development of bombs, coexist with dark aged superstition and dogma? So this thread is about that. Start with a counter-factual if you wish, or perhaps how this fits in with the lore of the world. And I know that printing presses aren't as sexy as swords, spells and loot but in the context of the setting I think it's an interesting topic.
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