History Mohs / OneBigLie

16th May '16 12:29:55 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Film/IronMan'' movies use the Big Lie of the miniaturized Arc Reactor, a palm-sized power source that, in the words of the first movie, can "power [a] heart for fifty lifetimes... or something bigger for fifteen minutes." You can also consider the PoweredArmor that the Arc Reactor powers as the Big Lie instead, as its capabilities are beyond what's possible in real life and this is the technology that the movies explore the consequences of - namely, that every military in the world wants one and every arms dealer wants to sell one. Or you could consider the repulsors to be the Big Lie. The whole thing is softened considerably in the context of the other MarvelCinematicUniverse movies, though, as they imply that the reactor is based on a Mohs/ScienceInGenreOnly alien artifact.

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* The ''Film/IronMan'' movies use the Big Lie of the miniaturized Arc Reactor, a palm-sized power source that, in the words of the first movie, can "power [a] heart for fifty lifetimes... or something bigger for fifteen minutes." You can also consider the PoweredArmor that the Arc Reactor powers as the Big Lie instead, as its capabilities are beyond what's possible in real life and this is the technology that the movies explore the consequences of - namely, that every military in the world wants one and every arms dealer wants to sell one. Or you could consider the repulsors to be the Big Lie. The whole thing is softened considerably in the context of the other MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse movies, though, as they imply that the reactor is based on a Mohs/ScienceInGenreOnly alien artifact.
22nd Feb '16 9:26:05 PM SteveMB
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* ''Literature/BeggarsInSpain'', by Nancy Kress, falls here. Its premise is that it is possible to genetically engineer human beings who have no need--and in fact have lost the capacity--to sleep. In her story, the emotional instabilities, judgment impairment and memory loss caused by lack of sleep simply don't occur when a person never slept in the first place, which is why the ''Beggars'' trilogy belongs in this level of hardness regardless of what was known ''of'' sleep science (or genetic engineering!) when it was published in TheNineties.

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* ''Literature/BeggarsInSpain'', by Nancy Kress, falls here. Its premise is that it is possible to genetically engineer human beings who have [[TheSleepless no need--and in fact have lost the capacity--to sleep.sleep]]. In her story, the emotional instabilities, judgment impairment and memory loss caused by lack of sleep simply don't occur when a person never slept in the first place, which is why the ''Beggars'' trilogy belongs in this level of hardness regardless of what was known ''of'' sleep science (or genetic engineering!) when it was published in TheNineties.
10th Jan '16 6:37:30 PM dissembly14b
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Actually one of the hardest SF shows, period, though its use of FTL gates moves it into the One big Lie category. Spaceships are regularly seen using reaction control thrusters to orient themselves in space, the travel time between even orbital interceptions is highlighted, and everything else is painstakingly researched. However, one does wonder what on earth is powering the spaceplanes...

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Actually one of the hardest SF shows, period, though its use of FTL wormhole-like jump gates moves it into the One big Lie category.category. Interestingly, these gates are not used to travel outside of the Solar System, instead this incredible technology is used to make travel between the terraformed planets within our Solar System easier, showing a unique and refreshing aversion of ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. Spaceships are regularly seen using reaction control thrusters to orient themselves in space, the travel time between even orbital interceptions is highlighted, and everything else is painstakingly researched. However, one does wonder what on earth is powering the spaceplanes...
11th Oct '15 1:02:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''SilentRunning'''s one small fib is ArtificialGravity, probably because filming in zero-G was impossible for the filmmakers.

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* ''SilentRunning'''s ''Film/SilentRunning'''s one small fib is ArtificialGravity, probably because filming in zero-G was impossible for the filmmakers.
3rd Oct '15 11:51:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Patlabor}}'''s only "lie" is the existence of giant humanoid robots that can support their own weight, and even then it's more plausible than, say ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]''.[[note]]This is excepting single episodes with weirdness such as ghosts and {{Kaiju}}.[[/note]]

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* ''{{Patlabor}}'''s ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'''s only "lie" is the existence of giant humanoid robots that can support their own weight, and even then it's more plausible than, say ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]''.[[note]]This is excepting single episodes with weirdness such as ghosts and {{Kaiju}}.[[/note]]



* VideoGame/FrontMission operates on the same principle as {{Patlabor}}, but most of the time the [[MiniMecha Wanzers]] are portrayed as so inhuman, they seem like a glorified WalkingTank ([[SubvertedTrope which don't have to walk]] - they could easily be [[SpiderTank quadrupeds]], HoverTank torsos, or even plain tank treads). The mecha seems mostly to justify the game mechanic of SubsystemDamage on a comprehensible level. ''Gun Hazard'' and other spinoffs treat the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Wanzers]] as more floaty and have wackier science like an extremely wide SpaceElevator, but this is one of the few series that treat reality better than MetalGear.

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* VideoGame/FrontMission operates on the same principle as {{Patlabor}}, ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', but most of the time the [[MiniMecha Wanzers]] are portrayed as so inhuman, they seem like a glorified WalkingTank ([[SubvertedTrope which don't have to walk]] - they could easily be [[SpiderTank quadrupeds]], HoverTank torsos, or even plain tank treads). The mecha seems mostly to justify the game mechanic of SubsystemDamage on a comprehensible level. ''Gun Hazard'' and other spinoffs treat the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Wanzers]] as more floaty and have wackier science like an extremely wide SpaceElevator, but this is one of the few series that treat reality better than MetalGear.
1st Oct '15 9:14:53 AM Kagame
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Actually one of the hardest SF shows, period, though its use of FTL gates moves it into the One big Lie category. Spaceships are regularly seen using reaction control thrusters to orient themselves in space, the travel time between even orbital interceptions is highlighted, and everything else is painstakingly researched. However, one does wonder what on earth is powering the spaceplanes...
1st Aug '15 4:58:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Patlabor}}'''s only "lie" is the existence of giant humanoid robots that can support their own weight, and even then it's more plausible than, say ''[[MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]''.[[note]]This is excepting single episodes with weirdness such as ghosts and {{Kaiju}}.[[/note]]

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* ''{{Patlabor}}'''s only "lie" is the existence of giant humanoid robots that can support their own weight, and even then it's more plausible than, say ''[[MobileSuitGundam ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]''.[[note]]This is excepting single episodes with weirdness such as ghosts and {{Kaiju}}.[[/note]]
8th Jul '15 5:53:42 AM argent
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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has little that isn't based in real science, besides FTL drive and the characters being "genetic constructs" based on animals (debateable), there's no energy weapons [[spoiler: aside from the WaveMotionGun developed late in the series from Creator technology]] and practically all small arms use chemical propellants. The RPG sourcebooks suggest that armor is made from rather advanced materials though.
** The lack of energy weapons is arguably harder SF than not. Gallacci has defended it quite well at cons.

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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has little that isn't based in real science, besides FTL drive and the characters being "genetic constructs" based on animals (debateable), there's drive. There's no energy weapons [[spoiler: aside from the WaveMotionGun developed late in the series from Creator technology]] and practically all small arms use chemical propellants. The RPG sourcebooks suggest that armor is made from rather advanced materials though.
** The lack of energy weapons is arguably harder SF than not. Gallacci has defended it quite well at cons.
8th Jul '15 5:52:17 AM argent
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** The lack of energy weapons is arguably harder SF than not. Gallacci has defended it quite well at cons.
9th Jun '15 7:18:18 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Film/StrangeDays'' features just one technological advance, the memory-recording Semiconducting [=QUantum=] Interference Device or SQUID, and it's primarily social science fiction in which the new tech is basically just a greatly improved version of the recording technologies of today. The plot is nothing you haven't seen in a million cop stories.

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* ''Film/StrangeDays'' features just one technological advance, the memory-recording Semiconducting Superconducting [=QUantum=] Interference Device or SQUID, and it's primarily social science fiction in which the new tech is basically just a greatly improved version of the recording technologies of today. The plot is nothing you haven't seen in a million cop stories.
** Note that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices]] do actually exist, and are used in some MRI machines, but reading human memories is as-yet beyond them.
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