Originally Posted by bobmcgov
Pifff. The Fremen of Arrakis had that tech years ago. Years hence? Anyhow. Total 'prior art' thing. I want foulies with some of them heel pumps and a drinking tube -- sweat/urine recycling as an alternative to RO watermakers.
Isn't it interesting how many zany ideas in science fiction have become facts of life?
Submarines -- Jules Verne
Travel to the Moon -- Lucian of Samosata, Cyrano de Bergerac, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne
Television -- Buck Rogers,- or was it Flash Gordon? -- maybe both, & more besides.
Communication Satellites -- Arthur C. Clarke
Tablet computers -- Isaac Asimov
hand-held portable Communicators -- Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek", among others.
.....and the list goes on.....
Yep, we Trekkies, Trekkers & science fiction fans are just wild-eyed dreamers with our heads in the clouds. Stillsuits may be a ways off, but I'd bet someone somewhere is working on the idea.