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Old January 19 2011, 11:52 AM   #37
saturn5
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Re: Some science fiction "firsts"

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Hammered home by the 1997 concept art for Starship troopers that is now science fact:







Powered armor first appeared in 1937 in the Lensman series, and was re-popularized in 1959's "Starship Troopers".

RAMA
Do those have jump jets and tactical nukes?
Oh give them a decade or 2...

Smallest launchable nuke I've seen is a two-man 102mm recoilless rifle version.
Only a matter of time really. I remember in Starship Troopers Heinlein describes a 'gizmo as large as a stick of gum that replicates an entire orchestra'. The I-pod anyone?
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