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What sci-fi technologies DO NOT appear in Star Wars?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Max Nocerino, Nov 23, 2013.

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  1. Max Nocerino

    Max Nocerino Jedi Knight star 1

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    Yeah across the entire franchise, expanded universe included, what classic sci-fi tech is absent. Deliberate technological time travel "Time machine" is the only thing I can think of. What else can you guys think of?
     
  2. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Moving to SWC
     
  3. Loupgarou

    Loupgarou Jedi Knight star 3

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    Outside of EU there aren't any machines indistinguishable from humans, as in droids are obviously mechanical and there are no replicants (though clones can be treated similarly). But considering how advanced prostethics are in Star Wars, it wouldn't be too out of place if a Data or Roy Batty type showed up.

    Really, I think no time-travel/interdimensional shenaginans might be the only thing. Stylistically analog systems coexist with holographic ones, and the same space-ship might act like a naval Battleship in one scene, and a WW2 Bomber the next.
     
  4. Max Nocerino

    Max Nocerino Jedi Knight star 1

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    Actually human-replica droids like Guri are like that.
     
  5. CommanderDrenn

    CommanderDrenn Jedi Knight star 4

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    Nothing really "Doctor Who-ish"
     
  6. DLINE

    DLINE Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mmm I don't know time machines?! But that's dr who.
     
  7. Randwulf Crescentmoon

    Randwulf Crescentmoon Jedi Master star 4

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    Hmm...is an avatar (the kind from the movie Avatar, not the profile picture kind) considered Sci-Fi technology? If so, then I'll go with that, as I don't think any sort of avatar has ever been included in Star Wars.
     
  8. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Technological teleportation or "beaming" as it's called in Star Trek, doesn't really crop up much- and not at all in the Empire, Old Republic, or New Republic, as far as I can tell.
     
  9. CommanderDrenn

    CommanderDrenn Jedi Knight star 4

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    I don't think I've seen anything like beaming at all in my EU readings. From real life technologies, we never actually SEE a toilet or a microwave.
     
  10. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    We see a "refresher" in the SW comics:

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    and occasionally in the computer games.
     
  11. CommanderDrenn

    CommanderDrenn Jedi Knight star 4

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    Whoa. I've never seen that before. I somehow imagined it more high tech
     
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  12. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    It was from a very recent comic: In The Shadow of Yavin.

    Time travel in Star Wars generally involves travel into the future, not the past- and is one way. Darth Rivan was transported thousands of years forward in time through a Force Storm, and in Crosscurrent a Sith ship, due to an engine malfunction that caused it to not quite reach hyperspace, ended up having time slowed for it for 5000 years, before finally coming back to normal speed.
     
  13. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't think we have seen -
    Nanobots used to boost abilities
    Non gate based teleportation
    Cloning of limbs to replace lost once


    Have we seen? -
    Mind uploading?
     
  14. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Yes. Mind uploading into droids is called "Entechment" when used in The Truce at Bakura, and seen later in the Force Heretic trilogy.

    Cloning of limbs to replace lost ones is mentioned in the context of Vader, in one of the books- a person's wondering why he has artificial limbs- and notes that a very rare subset of people are allergic even to implants cloned from their own flesh, and have to have inorganic implants instead.
     
  15. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Entechment is not mind uploading! It is the process of draining a being's life-energy from its body to be used as a power source for a machine!

    What book:confused: and do we actually see cloning of limbs used to replace lost in any story?
     
  16. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    The Ssi-Ruu page implies it isn't just "life energy" - that it turns the being into a disembodied spirit trapped in the item:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ssi-ruu

    Even when installed into power cells and machinery, these disembodied beings remained in continuous agony until their life energies expired into oblivion.

    Example of entechment being "mind upload into a human replica droid"

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Molierre_Cundertol


    Not sure what book it was- possibly Death Star- the medic's deduction on figuring out from Vader's walk that his limbs were artificial.
     
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