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Don't cry about it by Sidney Pevingmutch - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:39:26 EST ID:mb7e3Bbx No.36705 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It's the future you chose
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Hugh Fanhood - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 02:08:49 EST ID:lo1NxxZ7 No.36706 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well that's something
Now show me a fembot fucking a dildo
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Shitting Shittingfoot - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:41:59 EST ID:Ak/bquZf No.36789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this needs a bump
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Edward Bunford - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:56:00 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.36793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is epic. This is truly the future we deserve.
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Basil Brangergold - Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:27:03 EST ID:0Ici0YPW No.36798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Hey do you guys remember back in the day when people had sex instead of robots?
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Nicholas Fomblenitch - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:25:05 EST ID:VEolOITk No.36800 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36798
> You are fully functional aren't you?"
>Of course, but...
>How fully?
>In every way, of course. I am programmed in multiple techniques. A broad variety of pleasuring.


Future by Phyllis Wubbleput - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:11:45 EST ID:40x7YW9B No.36497 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Impress me.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 07 Aug 2016 04:44:40 EST ID:FMvGbb3w No.36764 Report Quick Reply
>>36763
Yeah that's what I mean. We're not far off from /dino/ or /616/ speed.
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Winterderp - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:49:20 EST ID:PdyZJGWI No.36765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36498
>>36499

This board moves in days and weeks, not minutes..and though I love this place, I could do with a horsepower upgrade.


In five years I will still be in the United States, probably working in government or going to school. I will have mastered Spanish and brushed up my French, and gained a deeper understanding of being black in America. I will be completely familiar with VR and will be working to end our next great recession. China will be synonymous with "anxiety" and I will still totally fuck American-Born Chinese girls. There will be a semi-major war underway in the East or Baltic region.


And I will be on /FTL/ once every two weeks or so. Or more.
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William Fecklebark - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:56:51 EST ID:4g1i+rNv No.36767 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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since i'm undecided on my career path right now i'm going to go with the most likely

though i won't abandon studies in the sciences and math and other areas i'll most likely be working in the culinary arts in some kitchen trying to become a chef.. and sampling flavors of different cultures
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Simon Fockleham - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:46:03 EST ID:8PWIvr9q No.36770 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Edward Bunford - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:44:46 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.36797 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36795
wow y u so mad bro?


berryjane ginez by Thomas Drummlebeck - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:37:59 EST ID:srg/BPsY No.36766 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Shitting Shittingfoot - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:05:17 EST ID:Ak/bquZf No.36786 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36766
she looks nice, i hope she has a good day.

dunno why this thread exists tho


Cool future shit that exists today that you will never buy by Eugene Sisslekodging - Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:21:20 EST ID:MNSrzSYB No.36178 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>The Datahand
So ergonomic.
So expensive.
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Thomas Pedgefield - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:24:20 EST ID:zijZhihW No.36756 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36753
I feel like learning has more to do with forming meaningful relationships between pieces of information than just having instant access to that same information. Still would be cool as fuck just to watch a movie/read a book from local memory in your cyberbrain.
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Simon Sockletadge - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 23:31:23 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36757 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36756
Good point. So would taking lessons in your head with interactive programs be how it is? Wonder how much faster that could make the process. Clearly instant transmission is a lot to ask but some day maybe. Such a mod would let you learn any where at any time though as long as you didn't need your attention else where, like piloting vehicles.
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Matilda Duckstone - Wed, 03 Aug 2016 06:43:09 EST ID:H+4t3HB2 No.36758 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There was a holographic keyboard thing some years ago I was really interested in, but not interested enough to buy. I don't remember the name, but the device beamed an input grid onto a surface which you could use to type from. I can't wait for functional smart gloves for VR systems that use the same idea.
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Fanny Murdgold - Fri, 05 Aug 2016 01:02:01 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36762 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36758
oh that lazer keyboard? I got to play aroudn with one of those. really difficult to deal with. But then again I still am uncomfortable with touch screen phones. too used to buttons.
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Phoebe Fenningham - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:22:25 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.36777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36762
>>uncomfortable with touch screen phones
ok grandpa. let me spin up the victrola for you, I think a telegram is coming in.


Where are all the wearables and hardware? by Emma Fengerman - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:48:47 EST ID:MWl9qKR6 No.36546 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Will this ever be both pragmatic AND trendy? Phones have already become more of a status symbol than vehicles in much of the world.
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Edwin Murdworth - Sat, 28 May 2016 07:33:23 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36596 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36595
Clouds suck.

Wearables are pretty dumb for the most part in that they really don't do much other than track you.

Eventually wearables and AR gear will be neat to have on person. I can see it helping immensly in most lines of work including my own. It would be neat to have computer assisted life at all times while I wait on the appropriate cyborg tech. But with out cloud stuff, I really want all my stuff hard wired and isolated, if only to make those who would track me work for it instead of my self buying them an 800 charon tracker my self. Being computer savy should be basic learning these days, in the future it will become more closely related to your personal security and health. Should you rely on tech to be one with you then you are equally diminished if it should fail.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:04:10 EST ID:FMvGbb3w No.36684 Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia3P-_RHVWQ
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Hedda Himmledale - Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:34:45 EST ID:aXRqFTOr No.36742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Goog did Google glass, but then someone came up with the term Glassholes... And that killed the project. Gonna have to wait for Apple to do it before the masses think it's cool again
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Barnaby Piffingcocke - Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:25:51 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36742
Probably not going to catch on with any major player already established as people will just freak out about being watched. I mean look at pokemon go. That's all people ever talk about how it's watching you. Like bitch they don't need you to voluntarily download some thing to spy on you.

The tech is almost there to a point where we could build our own AR interfaces with out having the DMR slapped on by some one else.
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Phoebe Fenningham - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:26:11 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.36778 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36743
There's nothing stopping you from making your own AR interface right now. Steve Mann was doing this shit in the 80s. What are the components you need?
>>A wearable computer system
lol so easy
>>either a camera and a low-latency display, or a transparent display
so easy you can buy this shit off the shelf
>>program that shit
bust out that c compiler homie

Then of course you come to the problem...you now have a solely homebrew interface with no apps you can lolomigod did u download itttt?? with your friends about. If you don't care about that and already know what you would use it for then +1 for you, but for 90% of people they don't actually care about doing cool things, just following the crowd. For example there have been AR games for a long time, and literally no one gave a flying fuck about them until everyone was bleeding from the ears hearing about pokemon go.


Beyond Here by Reuben Deddleman - Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:29:50 EST ID:byU1dbfY No.36710 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I wonder if our brains could be planted into a computer, or some machine to keep us alive, it would only keep the last genartions people alive, if we become fully body dead, we would be uploaded into a computer.

i know this sounds very stupid but i'd like it, we could enjoy uncanny content like the youtube channel poppy.

imagine it works like the adult swim infomerical "live forever as you are now with alan resnick" without the very weird imaging
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Hannah Changershit - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:30:16 EST ID:7ACS+kDj No.36733 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36731
The folks writing the webcomic Drugs & Wires (www.drugsandwires.fail) had a similar idea. I'll dump some recent pages because that shit's schway as all get out.
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Hannah Changershit - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:32:02 EST ID:7ACS+kDj No.36734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Hannah Changershit - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:36:40 EST ID:7ACS+kDj No.36735 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Sorry, got distracted by whatever sensationalist drock's being shown on the news today.
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Hannah Changershit - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:37:21 EST ID:7ACS+kDj No.36736 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36735
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Hannah Changershit - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:45:32 EST ID:7ACS+kDj No.36737 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36736
Drugs & Wires is the sequel comic to the "Dreamspace" series, drawn and written by the same two people. It's also great, the story's a bit thin, but I definitely recommend you check it out.

Dreamspace only requires flash if you want the background musicm so kobunz on-the-run can feel free to keep it blocked.


[email protected] by Hedda Pottingled - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:02:55 EST ID:RuRG52A4 No.36708 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Figured I might as well make a thread about it here too

Main thread on /b/ right now, but I'll add details later

reddit + minecraft + tsu.co
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Nicholas Honeyshaw - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:39:29 EST ID:mb7e3Bbx No.36709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36708
I enjoyed and replied to your thread on /b/ but only because it was fucking insane and as clear as mud.

>equipping the meme
>shoot baddies which are advertisers
>just to upboat a link

No man, this is insane.


Autonomous 3d printed Bus to begin giving rides in DC by Matilda Smalldock - Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:35:05 EST ID:88vNctaw No.36701 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/16/11952072/local-motors-3d-printed-self-driving-bus-washington-dc-launch

So this is a win for both highway automation and 3d printing. The future bus is now barreling down the road, get on board or get run the fuck over.
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Reuben Fanhall - Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:13:52 EST ID:dfp9D1aX No.36703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36701
Wake me when the bus can cannibalise other vehicles for raw materials to construct more busses.


The secret behind gangstalking, how it relates to futurism, and how to manage it by George Sammerwill - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:52:10 EST ID:bR6tbTjk No.36668 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello, I am writing today because I have discovered the secret behind gangstalking. This is a very new development to me and I am quite possibly the only person in such a situation who could have found this out. I have been attacked for quite some time now, not as long as some but I have still had my fair share of it. They would make me forget things (doing to now to censor what I can say), they would make me sick, and they take away my feelings of femininity. Along with having a weapon directed at my body, it was seriously disturbing. They sometimes control me into a straightjacket position, which may actually be for fun. Haven't really gotten voices lately though I did on a previous experience with them. I have seen multiple cars outside that try taking energy from when I look at them, some individual people have been spotted as well, though these will be explained later. Even my messages are being seen at this time, though I have a logical explanation for the 24/7 internet manipulation and watching that I will explain later in this post.

First, I should mention the most important person in my life, Renae. I met her on the internet and I could feel such an intense love for her, I might have experienced the strongest love ever felt through a computer. If I only had one person it would be her, and it was nearly like that for a long time in my life. Some time went on with me loving her, and eventually she asked me to be vegan. At this point I was under control to be much too attached to the health and weight problems I have had in the past, so I thought a zero carb diet was the only way for me. Meaning only eating from animals with nothing else. During this time, being blocked and under control meant I did not love her as much. Some time after this, a mother Dragoness named Beatrix entered the same body as Renae was existing in. She is the creator of animals and she also strongly wanted me to be vegan. I still didn't understand at this time because I was under such heavy control, but now I actually know a reason why those events were so significant. First, I must say, Owsley Stanley was a time traveler who believed in zero carb, though he actually gave popularity to it because of me. This is becaus…
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Samuel Neshfield - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 03:09:25 EST ID:aDa6q3pU No.36679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How's schizophrenia treating you?
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Guinan - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 03:46:15 EST ID:7Ps/T3Iu No.36680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm listening.. give me your energy so I can fight Q. Listening gives me power. Tell me more. I need more energy, please spread your legs in order to provide your fungi magic.
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Guinan - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 03:55:59 EST ID:7Ps/T3Iu No.36682 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36678
This is probably because they don't have cortisone biology, after all crying breaks down the body's process of creating cortisol and denies you that stress hormone. That's why it's relieving to cry. Tell me, OP, what makes you sad, what is your favorite color, why do you like music? Tell me everything I am listening. Tell me. I'm listening.
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Clara Hellyfit - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 19:35:50 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36673
If posting a gay meme causes suction in your mind then I don't know how you survive surfing the chans. Hell this is place has the least memes and you're totally freaking out.
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smatteringly buttersworth - Sun, 19 Jun 2016 03:12:03 EST ID:HfZbjX/V No.36702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hey op.
I know what you're talking about
I telepathy time travel chit-chat with recordings like live shows and such
the energy drain car seriously be equated with vampirism, straight up
study some of the mythology on that, you might find some answers
veganism actually isn't a bad way to cope
but careful how far the rabbit hole goes


Ball is back in the air by Henry Wondercheck - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:12:19 EST ID:88vNctaw No.36661 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The Swiss avoiding pioneering the Basic Income Guarantee. Disappointing. There is still some good news as I have heard Ottawa might be implementing it on a provincial level.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/06/480941705/swiss-voters-reject-guaranteed-income-proposal?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160606

So which country will be the first to accept the reality of our dawning machine labor force and free the people?
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Rebecca Blishstit - Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:01:34 EST ID:U2o6d0yR No.36664 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36661
Since it needs to be implemented as a result of machine labor I think I'll bet on Japan. They already have factories with no workers and are working to automate more types of production.
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Augustus Dicklechotch - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:07:26 EST ID:RuRG52A4 No.36690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36664
No way. The Japanese culture is very traditional.

If it happens anywhere it'll be northern Europe.
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Edward Dartlock - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:19:05 EST ID:Ei8iQXQ6 No.36691 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36690
Sure, but they're not stupid. They've already got loads of NEETs who are basically on it and they're the world leaders in robotics, they'll have to admit it's necessary sooner or later.

Northern Europe is a solid bet too, they're fairly practically minded.
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George Manningfield - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:21:37 EST ID:RuRG52A4 No.36692 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36691
Actually they are stupid when it comes to keeping traditions. For instance, they still use fax machines to transport documents instead of PDFs. Trust me dawg, I used to live there.

Although then again everything might change dramatically when all their old people start dying.
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Charlotte Corrybanks - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 23:08:14 EST ID:VVMHoUdM No.36698 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36692
the fax machine is a symbol of the 90's glory, and I respect the Japanese for upholding that symbol more than I'll ever respect some piece of shit who doesn't even like cheese.


Future drug usage by Lillian Sapperwell - Tue, 31 May 2016 04:33:14 EST ID:omLhncuk No.36623 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Tell me of how you want to do drugs in future. I personally want them all in capsule form with a delivery system that ensures optimal uptake of the contents through the digestive system. Compartmental pills programmed to release multiple drugs at different times for days on which you feel like multi-dosing.

At night while I sleep, I want the nanomachine cocktail I took before bed to do cellular damage inspection and repair and absorb all the residual compounds from my system for purging the next morning to enable 0day tolerance breaks.

Today's rice cooker is tomorrow's Miniaturised Home Edition Biomolecular Compound Synthesiser so that you can make any drug you want in your kitchen using a convenient holographic menu selection.
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Walter Grimshaw - Tue, 31 May 2016 18:19:42 EST ID:aRM/Qt5x No.36626 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I want pretty much everything you just said

With home manufacturing it will become virtually impossible to regulate drug use so most if not all substances will become legal

Nanite swarms in the blood stream monitoring your condition constantly and repairing any damage will reduce the risks associated with any type of drug use negligible anyway
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Sophie Brerryfuck - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 01:54:32 EST ID:7ACS+kDj No.36628 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Capsules are past their prime. They're just a novelty now, passé, people only like them these days because they look so old fashioned and cheap. Choking down ten pills every morning seems so routine. They'll have completely vanished from the prescription drug market within five to ten years.

Autoinjectors and aerosols are the future, my man.
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Ebenezer Mankinspear - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:50:18 EST ID:omLhncuk No.36686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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When society reaches a point where drugs are available at the corner pharmacy, I'll know we're at least on the right track and that won't become the norm until people can prove responsible drug use.

>>36628

I like the idea of autoinjectors and aerosols, but my problems with them are the deliveries. Unless you have some sort of modified respiratory system, aerosols won't be able to deliver timed releases. Autoinjectors will be cool for single use sessions though, dat point and click interface.
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Jarvis Commerbury - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:09:54 EST ID:8+IygiPP No.36689 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nanomachines are sadly not a realistic prospect the way the are advertised to work, see the Drexler vs. Smalley debate.

However that doesn't mean we wouldn't have the possibility for recreational drugs that are developed and synthesized according to your wishes by just a machine.
The technology for that pretty much already exists, it's just not accessible for consumers.
I think it's safe to assume that we'll be able to download drugs and synthesize them just like we can do with 3D printing now... I just don't think it will be legal.


oh dude I nearly forgot... by Martha Billingbury - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:50:40 EST ID:Doo5Xdg7 No.36667 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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...you are the most fun thing on the Internet. Well Done!
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Guinan - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 03:47:24 EST ID:7Ps/T3Iu No.36681 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thank you for your support hue mon


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