Re: The only reason to have a Starfleet Academy...
C.E. Evans wrote:
Replicators may be common aboard starships, but they may not be in the average household just like how transporter systems may not be, IMO. Most people still have to go out and get stuff (including specialized training).
The TNG episode "The Wounded" has a conversation between Keiko and Miles where she expressed surprise when Miles mentioned that his mother cooked real food instead of using a replicator. That always made me think that most people have a replicator in their house like microwave ovens today.
If no one comes from the future to stop you from doing it, then how bad of a decision can it really be?