Science!: Vodka Pills, Black Holes and The Pill for Men

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Science!: Vodka Pills, Black Holes and The Pill for Men

Inside: How to drink smarter, with vodka pills.

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Isn't there a surgery you can get that ties off your sperm-tube things?

The rest of the stuff is pretty awesome, though.

Echer123:
Isn't there a surgery you can get that ties off your sperm-tube things?

The rest of the stuff is pretty awesome, though.

Ya still rather get sniped.

Join the seedless grapes club.

I have heard about the male pill for years now. Good idea, but I doubt it'll work. In the past, the trials have ended in sterility and I'm certainly not gonna risk that.

And leave it to the Russians to come up with a vodka pill.

Echer123:
Isn't there a surgery you can get that ties off your sperm-tube things?

Yeah it's called a vasectomy, and in most cases, it's permanent. Not cool.

Croaker42:

Echer123:
Isn't there a surgery you can get that ties off your sperm-tube things?

The rest of the stuff is pretty awesome, though.

Ya still rather get sniped.

Join the seedless grapes club.

I'm confused.

You're confusing.

Low Key:
I have heard about the male pill for years now. Good idea, but I doubt it'll work. In the past, the trials have ended in sterility and I'm certainly not gonna risk that.

And leave it to the Russians to come up with a vodka pill.

Echer123:
Isn't there a surgery you can get that ties off your sperm-tube things?

Yeah it's called a vasectomy, and in most cases, it's permanent. Not cool.

I think that's pretty cool, but then again I cringe at the prospect of having children.

Not the process, mind you.

Awesome job Lauren!

Can you imagine going to the grocery store to pick up a 6 pack of beer pills? hahahaha

The man "Pill" - Bugger that, i like my ballroom full of dancers.
The future contacts - I can see that used for advertising only, i like the idea though, could be used in video games..
Vodka pill -
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Blackholes - Let there be life!

Echer123:

Croaker42:

Echer123:
Isn't there a surgery you can get that ties off your sperm-tube things?

The rest of the stuff is pretty awesome, though.

Ya still rather get sniped.

Join the seedless grapes club.

I'm confused.

You're confusing.

'The seedless grapes club'........ you no longer produce sperm (seeds)

(vasectomy)

OT; Booze pills don't seem like that much fun. Unless your a massive drunk on the go.

I would love that contact lens, even though I can see ok but still it would be awesome, although it may be a problem during tests...for the people giving you the test anyway.

Echer123:

Low Key:
I have heard about the male pill for years now. Good idea, but I doubt it'll work. In the past, the trials have ended in sterility and I'm certainly not gonna risk that.

And leave it to the Russians to come up with a vodka pill.

Echer123:
Isn't there a surgery you can get that ties off your sperm-tube things?

Yeah it's called a vasectomy, and in most cases, it's permanent. Not cool.

I think that's pretty cool, but then again I cringe at the prospect of having children.

Not the process, mind you.

I like to live dangerously. I think I'll keep my gear intact and leave the vasectomy up to you.

For many women, it's a familiar cycle: hit puberty, become sexually active, obtain birth control pills. The onus of birth control has historically tended to fall upon the woman, simply because we have such a wide array of contraceptives from which to choose. From "the pill," to IUDs, to annual shots, it often falls on the woman to control most of the safe sex process. It's typically easier, more effective and, well, sometimes you just don't have a condom on hand.

Really historically condoms have been in existance in one form or another for 400 years.

The "pill" has not. And since "safe sex" historically has no existed since the 40's..... I find these claims a bit wrong. Guilt tripping the men again are we?

Pfft I want my vodka pills.

If those alcohol pills become commercially available I see the number of alcohol related death skyrocketing. Popping a few pills would make alcohol poisoning far too easy. It would be cool if they made them slow releasing or something, otherwise they would probably be pretty harmful.

the future has arrived

I would love a pair of contact lenses that gave me robo-cop-like vision. Determinig threats, aiming...ts all good. Everything in this article actually had a practical use, except for the vodka pills. Half the fun of being drunk is getting there.

Carlston:

Really historically condoms have been in existance in one form or another for 400 years.

The "pill" has not. And since "safe sex" historically has no existed since the 40's..... I find these claims a bit wrong. Guilt tripping the men again are we?

Actually, the condom dates back even further - to ancient Egypt. There are hieroglyphic depictions of intestines being used to avoid pregnancy in several tombs. It was depicted as the man's responsibility, since unwanted children means unwanted heirs to property.

Think of the Pill as a form of birth control designed to give the woman that same type of control. The term "safe sex" merely refers to sex without the risk of disease, which the Pill does not provide.

CaptainCrunch:

Carlston:

Really historically condoms have been in existance in one form or another for 400 years.

The "pill" has not. And since "safe sex" historically has no existed since the 40's..... I find these claims a bit wrong. Guilt tripping the men again are we?

Actually, the condom dates back even further - to ancient Egypt. There are hieroglyphic depictions of intestines being used to avoid pregnancy in several tombs. It was depicted as the man's responsibility, since unwanted children means unwanted heirs to property.

Think of the Pill as a form of birth control designed to give the woman that same type of control. The term "safe sex" merely refers to sex without the risk of disease, which the Pill does not provide.

I wouldn't even want to put on my boy those ancient condoms...god knows what they were made outa of.

Shame, one time safe sex meant a pillow between her and the headboard...

I want those damn contacts. O_O

As pathetic as this may sound, I'd never pass up the option to have a HUD.

That contact lense thingy sounds awesome. It brings a whole new meaning to the term "Window Shopping".

The man pill? Well I suppose it's safer than sticking your gibblets in the microwave...

vodka in pill form?
I'd rather just drink the real stuff.
*actually does so*

I can't see those vodka pills being any good aside from pre-gaming. Eat a couple before hitting the bar, just to kickstart your buzz.

I kind of want those contacts, but only if they have them in prescription magnifications and if they actually provide worthwhile data rather than, as Distorted Stu noted, up-close advertising.

I would love those contacts, actually. I wouldn't mind not having my own personal HUD.

tselski:
If those alcohol pills become commercially available I see the number of alcohol related death skyrocketing. Popping a few pills would make alcohol poisoning far too easy. It would be cool if they made them slow releasing or something, otherwise they would probably be pretty harmful.

How would slow releasing be better?

After popping 5:
"These aren't working, I might have to take a few more."
After popping 5 more:
"...osdoer ayyyyy? rarg."

I'd prefer it if this pill could be dissolved into peoples drinks. Theres more than a few idiot kids in my school who shouldn't be allowed to breed for fear they would use their children as footballs.

And if not I'd just take 6 or 7. Take myself out of the gene pool.

Alright, I know that not a soul has, but I must ask anyway.

On the topic of the technological contacts, has anyone here seen the series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex? They've got some nice digital readouts right to implants in the eyes, or prosthetic eyes. I think this looks absolutely wonderful and it's a step closer to being technologically augmented....Though I know, that idea creeps a helluva lotta people out. I still love it all xD

D4zZ:

tselski:
If those alcohol pills become commercially available I see the number of alcohol related death skyrocketing. Popping a few pills would make alcohol poisoning far too easy. It would be cool if they made them slow releasing or something, otherwise they would probably be pretty harmful.

How would slow releasing be better?

After popping 5:
"These aren't working, I might have to take a few more."
After popping 5 more:
"...osdoer ayyyyy? rarg."

Slow releasing, as in it would gradually get you drunk over the course of the night. So it wouldn't just be, pop 5, pass out and hit your head on the coffee table. It would at least give your body time to get accustomed to the alcohol rather than just put you into shock.

The idea of a contact-lens HUD is epic. If they were connected to the Internet somehow, I'd probably use them for my emails and the Escapist RP forums.

oooh i soo want that HUD. And vodka pills... a fantastic use of science for practical applications :D

Those contact lenses are awesome.
If you were to use the projection in the other direction, the next step could well be an augmented advanced hypnotic stare.

Which is to say a contact lens that can do this:

Even if they could just present a changing pattern on your eye, it would be cool.

Whatever happened to, "don't be silly, cover your willy"

Or, "don't be a dummy, cum on her tummy!"

Now it's like, "don't be an imbecile, take a hormonally defective male fertility dehancement!"

If those contact lenses could also monitor biomedical data they could be incredibly useful for athletes, soldiers and people with illnessess such as diabetes, a constant feed of blood-sugar-level, body temp, hydration. Cyborgs will rise up!

Hmm, genetically alter the testes by removing a gene from one of the sections.

Yeah, this will turn out fine.

I can see no other possible outcome.

Those cyberlenses are awesome. I've been waiting for augmented reality to become a, um, reality for years now. I just hoped they'd come in glasses or something. I can't put on contact lenses, I get the jibblies when I try to apply eye drops.

My favourite part about the vodka pill is how people readily admit they drink alcohol only because of the alcohol, and not due to the tast of the beverage. As a non drinker, I find that fascinating.

The part about black holes is more fascinating if you consider the theory that black holes create new universes, and that universes are subjected to a kind of natural selection akin to living beings.

Also, Admire, if you think quasars and young galaxies would make a nice romance, you must read Italo Calvino's The Cosmicomics (I think that's how it's called in English?) because it's kind of exactly like that.

Four words.

I. WANT. THESE. LENSES!

Or at least similar sunglasses.

No, seriously. All i need is some kind of Stat-O-Vision, helpful outlines highlighting things i need, Adblocker installed in them, and probably a wrist-mounted PDA a-la Pip Boy to configure them. This would be more awesome than Chuck Norris.

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