C.E. Evans wrote:
Eh, I've always looked at zero-point energy as being a nice science project but basically worthless as an actual power source for anything more than a second (you'd probably still need a matter-antimatter reaction to power a zero-point generator, IMO).
Still, it can probably make a really nice bomb, though.
Well its Star Trek, it doesn't have to be worth something, it just has to sound cool.
Most of the stuff we might be doing in the 25th century will sound implausible to us today, in fact we can't tell what will work and what won't, so we just make a guess and plug it in for Star Trek.