Is something like Unlimited Blade Works possible in the real world? I mean, making swords appear from nowhere and send them flying at certain direction.
have a satellite fire swords that withstand entering the atmosphere and you will have your dream come true op
Thousands (millions?) of nanorobots that can fly and group themselves in the form of swords whenever needed then.
They are small enough that you can't see them before they group themselves and form the swords. After they hit the targets, they disintegrate again.
It would fit with the UBW representation of when the blades disintegrate too, like pic related.
We don't have that though, and we have no concrete indication that we can achieve that - that's still in the realm of 'well maybe we'll figure out a way to make it possible if we keep researching' category.
This is a really stupid thread, but I like it.
>Gate of babylon however is possible
>We don't have that though, and we have no concrete indication that we can achieve that
Nanobots already exist, and nanotechnology has been around for a long time. It's medical nanobots that are more theoretical.
>possible in the real world? I mean, making swords appear from nowhere
Did you not watch the anime? In order to do this, you must have a personal origin "sword" and a magical affinity "sword".
So first you have to go get your personal origin checked. Mine is Rape
Gate of Babylon itself is just a glorified shed with a shit-ton of ancient gold-encrusted stuff in it.
The only mystical thing about it is that he can open a portal to it wherever he goes.
I'm asking the wizards of xkcd if they can think of something. This is important, anon.
For mundane swordspam? Of course he can.
Provided he had someone make a bunch of hiltless blades for him to scan and copy.
UBW can't make anything that it doesn't have recorded, which is why EMIYA has to summon Caladbolg and then Alter it into it's arrow form in order to fire it, instead of just summoning the arrow form ahead of time.
You would have to have nanobots the same density of air be floating around you. These said nanobots would then have to be able to somehow build carbon nanotubes or other carbon based materials from the carbon in the air, and then shape these into swords and hilts.
From here, you would have to have some sort of fuel already in the nanobots, in order to start a combustion reaction to propel the swords toward the target
>From here, you would have to have some sort of fuel already in the nanobots, in order to start a combustion reaction to propel the swords toward the target
When people say nanobots, they could be things like bacteria that were reprogrammed. In that case you just put them in a small bubble/pool of protein to let them eat.
Making these bacteria fly and program them to do so many complex things is probably the trickiest part.
Inefficient. You'd have to also figure out a way to make the sword float in the air and fly at the target. Having the nanobots assemble themselves as a sword would be easier.
Still need to find a way to keep them floating while in sword configuration, but more convenient and faster compared to actually building a sword out of thin air.
You'd still need to find a way to keep them floating while in sword configuration. Whatever means you use to keep the bots floating in the air, when assembled as a sword they simply couldn't keep it flying by using their own power.
Regardless of method, a large part of them wouldn't be able to exert force toward the ground to counter gravity. Every bot would have to be able to keep itself and a countless number of other bots afloat in order to keep the sword from simply falling.
The more bots, the bigger the problem. Considering we're talking about making a sword from bots that by themselves would be small enough to be invisible, the sheer scale of the thing makes it quite difficult to implement.
It would be plausible if part of the nanobots were programmed to assemble as raw !metal and part as dedicated engines to counter gravity and wind and to propel the sword forward, but I doubt we're anywhere near the technology required to do such a thing.
What the fuck does it mean that Shirou's origin is "sword"? Like literally what the fuck does that even mean?
I understand his affinity with swords but having his "origin" be swords is just fucking strange.
He's a sheath for his sword. What's there not to get?
>Yeah but that happened when he was like 7 or 8. That's not one's origin
Basically, he had a different origin to begin with, but his soul broke a little bit when he was wandering around a collapsing neighborhood watching people horribly burn to death while the air was filled with a physical matter made of evil so heavily that a decade later it's still fucking up the park that was built on top of it.
And then the most bullshit healing artifact in the world was shoved in him, which just so happened to be made for the greatest sword to ever exist, and his soul kinda got overwritten by the concept of [Sword].
When Gil takes something out of the gate of Babylon, we always see these pond-like surfaces behind the weapons. We could make part of the nanobots into swords, while other nanobots would continue flying and keeping the swords floating.
When Gilgamesh shoots all the weapons out of his treasury, why does he never have to pick them all up afterwards?
Shirou and Archer can swordspam because they're all just fakes anyways that will disappear in a bit, but Gil's are the real thing, unless he picks them all up one at a time and throws them back into the treasury, they shouldn't end up back inside of it.
Because he summons replicas of weapons, not original creations. And he has to copy the entire thing, imagining and manifesting it but taking off the hilt would cost more time and energy.
His armory is basically endless so they're all just curiosities to him except for Ea. Also they're probably not "real" real, given that servants aren't REALLY their heroic spirit but just a vessel channeling it. At the least they'd break after a while or when he gets demanifested.
The ripples are just there to tell the audience that magic is happening.
It's not entirely impossible, since you could potentially reassemble a swarm of bots to act as a coilgun, but then you'd have to figure out a way to prevent them from interacting while they're freely floating around.
Also projecting a magnetic field on such a scale while operating with microscopic things isn't exactly a cakewalk.
I doubt we'll see it done in our lifetime. It would still be a novelty anyway.
Yes, anon you can. provided that you control the variables and define what reality is.
To humans reality translates to perception and perception is relative. Being drunk or on drugs changes one's perception of reality.
Then there is also augmented reality these days or a magic trick projecting images like the wizard of Oz.
> but it would not be real, it would be a perception, a trick.
Again. Human perception is subjective. Humans can't perceive reality any other way, furthermore by expanding the therms of reality to augmented reality or by accepting altered states of consciousness as valid the brain would not be able to discern between regular perception and a simulation.