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Out of Body Experiences

In one of those Hollywood coincidences, two recent movies, “Avatar” and “Surrogates” made use of the idea of remote-controlled bodies.   In “Surrogates”, people had robot bodies that were so much better than real ones that no one went out in … Continue reading

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Amping up the SF in “Avatar”

The last post noted how Avatar’s director and writer, James Cameron, left off a key piece of info that would have explained a lot of mysteries in the movie – that unobtanium was a room-temperature superconductor.  We’re still left with … Continue reading

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Fixing the SF in “Avatar”

One of the bizarre things about the “Avatar” movie was that no explanation was ever given for why Evil Corp wanted to plunder the Edenic moon Pandora.  They were supposed to be after some mineral with a joke name, unobtanium, … Continue reading

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