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Lt. Cheka Wey August 4 2013 08:43 AM

Keeping puppies as puppies
 
If there is a technology in Trek (tech the tech, babble the babbke) that would keep dogs as puppies instead of allowing them to grow up. Would it be unethical to use it?

The Emissary August 4 2013 08:57 AM

Re: Keeping puppies as puppies
 
Wouldn't such tech be the key to immortality?

Lt. Cheka Wey August 5 2013 06:06 AM

Re: Keeping puppies as puppies
 
It's Trek science. It does not have to make sense.

CommishSleer August 5 2013 07:39 AM

Re: Keeping puppies as puppies
 
They used that technology in 'Miri' but on children not puppies.
It didn't work out so well.

I know thats not what you're asking. The puppies would be kept as puppies for our amusement. I'm not sure how unethical it would be considering that humans neuter dogs and keep them on chains and leads. Would allowing them not to grow up be much worse?

Timo August 5 2013 07:40 AM

Re: Keeping puppies as puppies
 
It's probably more a case of Trek ethics. There are plenty of eternal life and eternal youth techniques available in Trek, but people apparently choose not to use them. Save for weirdos such as Dr. Giger in "In the Cards"...

Larry Niven uses such technology as "local color" in some of his Known Space short stories; parents choose to keep their children as children for decades just for the heck of it and so forth. Then again, Niven goes for "Huh?" applications of technology overall, to great dramatic effect, even without making those the centerpoint of his story.

Timo Saloniemi

Use of Time August 5 2013 03:14 PM

Re: Keeping puppies as puppies
 
As someone who is getting frustrated with puppy potty training and dealing with a puppy that likes to bite toes, I would like to find technology that would speed up the growth cycle.

Lt. Cheka Wey August 5 2013 03:30 PM

Re: Keeping puppies as puppies
 
Quote:

Timo wrote: (Post 8470957)
It's probably more a case of Trek ethics. There are plenty of eternal life and eternal youth techniques available in Trek, but people apparently choose not to use them. Save for weirdos such as Dr. Giger in "In the Cards"...

Larry Niven uses such technology as "local color" in some of his Known Space short stories; parents choose to keep their children as children for decades just for the heck of it and so forth. Then again, Niven goes for "Huh?" applications of technology overall, to great dramatic effect, even without making those the centerpoint of his story.

Timo Saloniemi

There is also the admiral from Too Short a Season and thats about it.

scotpens August 5 2013 04:59 PM

Re: Keeping puppies as puppies
 
I'm still waiting for my Bonsai Kitten.

Relayer1 August 5 2013 08:40 PM

Re: Keeping puppies as puppies
 
Quote:

scotpens wrote: (Post 8472346)
I'm still waiting for my Bonsai Kitten.

+1


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