I have been hearing people chatter about the possibility of a "Dyson Sphere", and how it could harness the power of the sun. This confuses me. We already have Dyson Spheres, people just get the name wrong.
I have no idea what my Dyson Ball vacuum has to do with the sun. I love how easily the vacuum maneuvers, and that it has a dependable force of suction. People need to get their heads out of the clouds and realize how much great stuff we have here on the planet Earth. Just like cell phones, Dyson "Spheres" are no longer science fiction.
The amazing engineering that goes into the Dyson Ball.
The Dyson Ball Vacuum.
“Dyson "Spheres" are no longer science fiction.”
What is this supposed to do? This looks like a terrible vacuum.
It certainly has a futuristic design.
James Dyson, inventor of the Dyson Ball.
Dust bunnies better run in fear of the powerful Dyson Ball!
The quintessential "death ray" exists in fiction, and in visual media it is often represented as a futuristic ray gun that shoots a beam. So the major components are the "death" element, and the "ray" element. Both of these need to be present in some form for it to be considered a death ray.
Harlan Ellison's 1967 short story, "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" is widely considered to be a science fiction masterpiece. Taking place 109 years in the future, it is a harrowing tale of 5 human survivors, kept alive by the wicked AM.
Growing up, media depicting Cyberspace was always colorful and mysterious. It really made you want to find your way in and explore. So now that we have the first photos from inside Cyberspace, I'm a bit disappointed.