The Expanse is chock full of nifty gadgets, technology and, uh, sexual recreation. But just how realistic is all of it? Let's take a look at all of the future tech in each episode and discuss just how possible the 23rd century really is.
In Episode 2: "The Big Empty," Miller uses voice imitation tech to make him sound like Julie Mao, allowing him to access all of the voice-activated goodies in her apartment.
In a recent study done at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researchers used an off-the-shelf voice-morphing tool, and developed a voice impersonation attack, in an attempt to penetrate automated and human verification systems. They concluded that advances in technology, specifically those that automate speech synthesis such as voice morphing, will allow people to build identical model's of a victim's voice from a limited number of samples.
Julie has a mechanical hamster. Mechanical animals are apparently all the rage on Ceres.
This is more of a question about the future of robotics. Will we be able to create robotic copies that look and act exactly like the real thing? Well, consider that we are currently on the precipice of creating robots that look like humans now, imagine what a few hundred years will do for robot tech. Compared to human intricacies, a hamster would be a piece of cake.
Accused OPA operative Heikki Sobong is put into 'the Tank,' filled with a saline solution that gives his fragile Belter body relief against the crush of Earth's gravity.
These types of tanks have been used for years for many different uses; everything from a isolation chambers to training astronauts. NASA currently uses water tanks to train astronauts and prepare them for 0 g environments, so this doesn't seem like too big of a stretch. Ha! Stretch. Good one.
Something that can get a bit lost in translation is that humans have given Ceres gravity by spinning it with engines located at the poles and by using centrifugal force. Depending on where Miller is located in the planetoid, gravity might be acting strangely, and by strangely we mean that "up" might not be where we think it is in relation to the room. Specific physics aside, it's totally possibly that liquid might flow in a direction other than "down" based on the location of the room within the asteroid.