Why haven't we developed forcefields/shields yet?

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Lady Comstock
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Surely it can't be that beyond us? So forcefields/shields protecting military vehicles, acting as a barrier in place of fences, etc?
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I have no idea.
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I have no idea.
Informative!
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I've always wondered why they haven't made the Scarab from Halo irl too
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Nobody has found a practical way of doing it yet. The technology is beyond us. Physics of the inpossible by Michio Kaku deals with this quite well.
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Surely it can't be that beyond us? So forcefields/shields protecting military vehicles, acting as a barrier in place of fences, etc?
This is not science fiction.

Put down the comic books, and open your curtains.
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There is some work being done on this. I have read some articles about the army using capacitors to dump a load of energy into the armor of armored vehicles and tanks to generated a electro magnetic shield. That sheild would then cause bullets and rpgs to tumble before impact thus reducing the impact damage (as the rounds would have less penetrative power on a side collision than tip). But I am a bit drunk and so cannot remember where I saw articles about this. Plus they were just articles so it could all be bull.

But as a sci fi fan I shall continue to hope haha
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(Original post by Maradiah)
This is not science fiction.

Put down the comic books, and open your curtains.
Jolly rude!
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(Original post by JWH)
There is some work being done on this. I have read some articles about the army using capacitors to dump a load of energy into the armor of armored vehicles and tanks to generated a electro magnetic shield. That sheild would then cause bullets and rpgs to tumble before impact thus reducing the impact damage (as the rounds would have less penetrative power on a side collision than tip)
What was the date of the article, 1st April?
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What was the date of the article, 1st April?
No but it was done by the telegraph so it may as well have been haha.

Ah i do wish this was a thing. The theory makes sense though it just isn't practical. Similar to railguns. the idea works but the energy needed to power one is way too impractical.

EDIT: Though I rather shielding as a concept than railguns. Shields could be very handy in general use such as reduce car collisions and even on planes. Depending on how they work it could maybe increase aerodynamics allowing faster safer flight. But these are just the dreams of a semi drunk sci-fi nerd haha
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Jolly rude!
Well it's not realistic.
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