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Old September 9 2008, 09:53 AM   #34
shipfisher
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Re: First Replicator Usage?

Christopher wrote: View Post
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As an unsavoury yet green side note, I got the impression they tied into the NX-01's waste treatment system.
Heck, nature works the same way. What do you think fertilizer's made of? And on a closed system like a starship, waste has to be recycled as completely as possible. That's undoubtedly true on starships of any century. (Hmm, makes me wonder if 24th-century toilets dematerialize instead of flushing...)
The logical end of the road for this would be a transporter/replicator/re-sequencer that simply gives one a bowel or bladder "beam-out". This would come in handy when an emergency situation keeps the captain in the big chair when a call of nature is summoning him/her to the "throne" as it were.
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