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18. "RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review"
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>It's less that there aren't anacronisms in the warfare sections and
>more that you don't think about them in context, so don't give a shit.

Mmm. Maybe, but... the thing is, all the stuff you describe still involves a setting that is more technologically and (in some ways) socially advanced than we are right now. We can't make jets that fly in space, 1960s-looking or otherwise. Or construct giant city-smashing robots. It would require materiel sciences that are well beyond state of the art and are, in effect, magical.

And once you're operating on that plane you can construct all sorts of justifications for the aesthetics. "We build giant robots because our gyroscopic and stabilizing technology are such that that particular form factor offers massive maneuverability advantages over a classic tank form in an urban environment" and suchly.

The point is, that stuff is all still head-and-shoulders above what we have right now. It's not like you have, say, Destroid squadrons that have to communicate with each other using signal flags rather than highly encrypted burst transmissions. Sometimes it seems like people in UF are walking around with less everyday tech on them than I am right now in 2014 (or at least, using it less well) and on occasion that's bothered me.

-Merc
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 AINA: Extremely Belated Review [View All] Mercutio Aug-13-14 TOP
   RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Nova Floresca Aug-13-14 1
   RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Gryphonadmin Aug-13-14 2
      RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Nova Floresca Aug-13-14 6
      RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Mercutio Aug-14-14 9
          RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Gryphonadmin Aug-14-14 10
              RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review BobSchroeck Aug-14-14 14
              RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Mercutio Aug-15-14 17
                  RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Gryphonadmin Aug-15-14 19
   RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Pasha Aug-13-14 3
      RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review pjmoyermoderator Aug-13-14 4
          RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review eriktown Aug-13-14 5
              RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Matrix Dragon Aug-13-14 7
     RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Mercutio Aug-15-14 18
          RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Gryphonadmin Aug-15-14 20
              RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Matrix Dragon Aug-15-14 21
                  RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Blackbird Aug-15-14 24
          RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Pasha Aug-15-14 22
              RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Gryphonadmin Aug-16-14 26
                  RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Peter Eng Aug-17-14 28
          RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review McFortner Aug-16-14 25
   RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Matrix Dragon Aug-13-14 8
   RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review drakensis Aug-14-14 11
      RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Mercutio Aug-14-14 12
          RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review SpottedKitty Aug-14-14 15
              RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review drakensis Aug-15-14 16
              RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review SneakyPete Aug-18-14 29
   RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Peter Eng Aug-14-14 13
      RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review Terminus Est Aug-15-14 23
          RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review SpottedKitty Aug-16-14 27


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