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Old February 26 2013, 08:27 PM   #15
C.E. Evans
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Re: technical quibble

It could be that just as many people are injured strapped into the chairs aboard a starship performing abrupt high-speed turns than without. If inertia dampers have a noticeable time lag when countering accleration forces, just as many (maybe even more) people might have encountered bruises, lacerations, and broken bones straining against seat restraints as they would have just falling to the deck.

An alternative might be to do away with traditional consoles & seating and have all stations be "mini-cockpits" instead that personnel can climb into and employ the more secure multi-point harness system used in aircraft.
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