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Munnkeyman
16-03-2011, 10:42 PM
According to a survey carried out by Birmingham Science City, a collaborative initiative, nearly a third of Britons(30%) believe that time-travel is currently possible.
Here are some of the other results.



1. Over a fifth of adults incorrectly believe light sabres exist.
2. Nearly a quarter (24%) of people are wrong in their belief that humans can be teleported.
3. Nearly 50% of adults wrongly believe that memory-erasing technology exists.
4. More than 40% of people incorrectly believe that hover boards exist.
5. Nearly one fifth (18%) of adults have the incorrect view that they can see gravity.
http://www.birminghamsciencecity.co.uk/news/time-to-turn-on-the-tardis/


Take a sample of the survey here.
http://www.birminghamsciencecity.co.uk/get-involved/test-your-fact-or-fiction/

TotalMayhem
16-03-2011, 10:47 PM
1. Over a fifth of adults incorrectly believe light sabres exist.

Almost 80% should get real then! :D

The Spyder III, the World’s Most Powerful Portable Laser, Is a Real Life Lightsaber (http://gizmodo.com/#!5560206/the-spyder-iii-pro-arctic-is-a-real-life-lightsaber)


3. Nearly 50% of adults wrongly believe that memory-erasing technology exists.

Does memory-suppression count? ;)

New research shows that people can learn to suppress memories (http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/19045/?a=f)

Munnkeyman
16-03-2011, 10:57 PM
Almost 80% should get real then! :D

The Spyder III, the World’s Most Powerful Portable Laser, Is a Real Life Lightsaber (http://gizmodo.com/#%215560206/the-spyder-iii-pro-arctic-is-a-real-life-lightsaber)



Does memory-suppression count? ;)

New research shows that people can learn to suppress memories (http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/19045/?a=f)


I want light sabres to be real!!!:D
That thing really would take out an eye:eek:

jinnyjoe
16-03-2011, 11:02 PM
I want light sabres to be real!!!:D
That thing really would take out an eye:eek:

Great stuff lads, but seriously, methnks they seen the survey counters coming and decided to play it up a bit. Another survey out recently said that it believed that over 50% of people in Ireland are fluent Irish speakers, where did they do this survey, in Connermara perhaps, seriously disillusioned with these so called surveys.

TotalMayhem
16-03-2011, 11:03 PM
I want light sabres to be real!!!:D
That thing really would take out an eye:eek:

It might even knock Marty McFly off his hover board (http://gizmodo.com/#!5029595/back-to-the-future-hoverboard-auction-starts-at-30000) :D

http://imgur.com/Pswt8.jpg

Munnkeyman
16-03-2011, 11:12 PM
Great stuff lads, but seriously, methnks they seen the survey counters coming and decided to play it up a bit. Another survey out recently said that it believed that over 50% of people in Ireland are fluent Irish speakers, where did they do this survey, in Connermara perhaps, seriously disillusioned with these so called surveys.

It's hard to know with surveys sometimes.
If you were asked a question and thought it was imperative to give an answer that wouldn't make you look foolish
then I'd say you probably would weigh the factual veracity of your answer into the process.
But this was an online survey so anonymity might blank that out.
I'd agree with the Census info being flawed as it doesn't really give any indication of ability or fluency level of Irish speakers. But I would think that over 50% of Irish people would be able to ask for directions or ask for items in a shop in their native tongue ( I hope).

C. Flower
17-03-2011, 12:17 AM
According to a survey carried out by Birmingham Science City, a collaborative initiative, nearly a third of Britons(30%) believe that time-travel is currently possible.
Here are some of the other results.


http://www.birminghamsciencecity.co.uk/news/time-to-turn-on-the-tardis/


Take a sample of the survey here.
http://www.birminghamsciencecity.co.uk/get-involved/test-your-fact-or-fiction/

If the memory erazing thing isn't right perhaps we've forgotten about the others.

Starfire
17-03-2011, 01:32 PM
[QUOTE=3. Nearly 50% of adults wrongly believe that memory-erasing technology exists.


The radiation from a Neutron bomb will erase all memory in range.

Andrew49
17-03-2011, 03:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4N-CLPXF8w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0v5rVtXd1U

Dr. FIVE
17-03-2011, 03:39 PM
We were supposed to have hoverboards last year but so far we only have the Nikes (http://www.sneakerobsession.com/39643/nike-hyperdunk-2010-mcfly/).
And they don't even selflace yet :(

Buddha
17-03-2011, 04:02 PM
[QUOTE=3. Nearly 50% of adults wrongly believe that memory-erasing technology exists.


The radiation from a Neutron bomb will erase all memory in range.

So that's what happened to me? A bloody Neutron bomb. I spend my days looking for the thingamagig, the whachamaycallit, which I'm sure I left on the whatsit. As for people's names? I have to call everyone lamb. A Neutron bomb and I didn't even notice.

MauriceColgan
17-03-2011, 05:14 PM
[quote=Starfire;131164]

So that's what happened to me? A bloody Neutron bomb. I spend my days looking for the thingamagig, the whachamaycallit, which I'm sure I left on the whatsit. As for people's names? I have to call everyone lamb. A Neutron bomb and I didn't even notice.

I bet you remember who gave you a half crown when you were seven though.

Buddha
17-03-2011, 07:24 PM
[quote=Buddha;131185]

I bet you remember who gave you a half crown when you were seven though.

Me Auntie Esther. Oh, God! I am my mother!!:confused:

morticia
17-03-2011, 08:54 PM
Uh, memory erasing technology?? Anyone heard of the mysterious "two pints of vodka"?? Works on most people.....and there's an awful lot of dodgy substances out there that are less legal and would have similar effects.

I'm afraid I can also see gravity in action every time my five year old goes near the crockery.

I'll grant yiz the other 3.

TotalMayhem
17-03-2011, 09:03 PM
Anyone heard of the mysterious "two pints of vodka"?? Works on most people

Working on the 2nd pint as we speak. :D