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Bananatree3 (872975) writes "While we have sci-fi visions of room temperature superconductors like in the movie Avatar, the question still remains: How would the discovery of a such a material impact our everyday lives? How would the nature of warfare change? How would the global economy react? What are the cultural pros and cons of such a technological shift?" top
Ask Slashdot: Cultural Impacts of Room Temperature Superconductors?
Bananatree3 (872975) writes "While we have fanciful visions produced for us like in the movie Avatar, the question still remains: What are the most likely cultural, societal and political effects to stem from the introduction of room temperature superconductors? How would the global economy be impacted? How would the nature of warfare change? What are the cultural pros and cons of such a shift?
As with all paradigm shifts in technology, there is always a dramatic change in how human civilization functions when compared to prior generations. Room temperature superconductors would pave the way for a whole new level of technological innovation." top
Bananatree3 (872975) writes "BBC is currently seeking submissions from all you Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux devotees "in 100 words or less, why you are such a supporter of your chosen operating system and what features you love about it". They will then select one user of each platform to go head to head in a debate that will be part of the BBC's Microsoft Vista launch coverage on January 30th."