Re: X-Men: feasibility

From: Everitt Mickey (
Date: Fri Jul 14 2000 - 22:07:08 MDT

Thanx....I'll go see it first chance i get...keeping what you said in
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From: Robert J. Bradbury <>
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Date: Friday, July 14, 2000 9:50 PM
Subject: X-Men: feasibility

>I just saw the X-men. Great special effects. Classic good-team
>vs. bad-team with the luddites being clueless. Highly relevant
>to our own discussions regarding the freedom to self-evolve.
>When you go to see it, you may want to keep in mind my rating
>on the actual feasibility of the mutant skills:
>- shapeshifting and skin color changing:
> probably doable with biotech, nanotech maybe required for high speed
>- superman strength and agility: biotech grading into nanotech
>- wound resistance and rapid healing: biotech grading into nanotech
>- hardened skeleton and retractable knives: doable with nanotech
>- physically creating small amounts of fire or ice: doable with nanotech
>- high-power laser-eyes: maybe with nanotech and onboard nuclear power
>- mind reading: feasible with implanted nanotech assists and permission
>- mind control and telekinesis: doubtful
>- controlling the forces of nature (wind, lightening, etc.): doubtful
>- stealing someone else's mutation or powers: doubtful
>So its a mixed bag vis-a-vis what is possible in reality. The somewhat
>fanciful picture has enough reality to make it very procative however.
>The problem is that most of the people in the audience don't realize its
>possibly more real than fantasy.

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