Re: To boldly go...to the NSA
There's nothing inherently wrong with modeling a command center on the basic layout of a Star Trek bridge -- the rounded layout, with the commander able to see all workstations and a large central information display, is actually a very rational design, I think. But deliberately designing the furniture to look futuristic? That's a waste of taxpayer money at best -- and suggestive of a disturbing disconnect from reality at worst.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946