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Old August 7 2010, 01:13 PM   #18
Re: Replicator resolution

Though I once again remind you and everyone involved to take Voyager technobabble with a bucket of salt.
Naah. The only correct way to do it is to ignore all the episodes with an H in the title, plus all the Fibonacci-numbered movies.

Stop me if I'm wrong, but isn't this ALREADY the case with real/artificial food substances?
Exactly. Although whether one could tell the difference in a blind test is probably going to be a bit different in the 24th century: a substitute can probably be created that is either identical in taste and texture to the real thing, or then superior. By that time, we'll simply know our customers better (better than now, better than they know themselves, etc.) and create the substitutes accordingly. The limits of technology probably won't be met before we run into the limits of our own senses.

Timo Saloniemi
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