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How would you use science to innovate upon sports?

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Weapons-grade PEDs
  1137 votes / 7%
Genetically Modified Athletes
  1931 votes / 12%
Robot exoskeletons
  2591 votes / 16%
Computer-enhanced senses
  697 votes / 4%
'Smart' equipment (e.g. baseballs with flywheels inside)
  1199 votes / 7%
Adapt and play them in zero-G
  2230 votes / 13%
Digitize/CGI them and let AI play
  1127 votes / 7%
Just let me on the blasted WiFi at the stadium
  5143 votes / 32%
16055 total votes.
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How would you use science to innovate upon sports?

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  • Sports? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by msobkow (48369) on Tuesday January 14, 2014 @05:05PM (#45956947) Homepage Journal

    We don't need no steenkink sports!

    We're *geeks*!

  • by kiick (102190) on Tuesday January 14, 2014 @05:06PM (#45956963)

    I would attempt, wherever possible, to eliminate the human error factor in referees. Tag the ball, wire the field, use computer vision, radar, whatever. Take the pressure off of the human refs and let it be done as objectively as possible. So we don't have entire championships going down in history as "bad call, dude."

  • Re:Sports? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 14, 2014 @05:25PM (#45957207)
    That's why I voted for Zero-G.

    Anything that helps us to get into *space* is good. And sports shuffles a lot of money and attention from non-geeks.
  • Re:Sports? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by magarity (164372) on Tuesday January 14, 2014 @07:51PM (#45959229)

    This is why I voted for weapons-grade somethings. No idea what a PED might be but if it helps the players kill each other by being weaponized, it must be better.

  • Re:Sports? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by snadrus (930168) on Tuesday January 14, 2014 @08:28PM (#45959729) Homepage Journal

    So I voted for CGI. If it's just all one big movie then the cash to keep it going will go to nerds instead of genetically modified junkies.

  • by kbolino (920292) on Thursday January 16, 2014 @07:26PM (#45980851)

    Every time I look at the amount of money and other resources wasted on professional sports, I realize that there is nothing but sheer idiocy keeping us from having a moon colony. Let the deniers bemoan the truth. Commence.

    So much economic illiteracy in one post. Resources cannot be arbitrarily reallocated with no side effects. You are not smarter than everyone else and your choices are not inherently better. The freedom to pursue one's interests is the single most important factor in providing the level of wealth to even begin contemplating such things as moon colonies. If everyone was compelled to do what their "betters" thought they should, we would still be banging rocks together to make fire.

It is wrong always, everywhere and for everyone to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. - W. K. Clifford, British philosopher, circa 1876

 



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