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Old May 9 2013, 06:03 PM   #31
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Re: If you owned one item of Treknology

It just occurred to me that things like holodecks and replicators would require not just a lot of power, but also a sufficiently advanced computer that is capable of understanding what you're asking for. Otherwise, youd spend way too much time just programming the damn thing!
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Old May 9 2013, 06:09 PM   #32
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Yes, a holodeck can replicate things. If not, you'd have a really unpleasant time leaving the holodeck if you ate something in there.
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Old May 9 2013, 06:15 PM   #33
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Big box full of Harry Mudd's venus drug, it would be great for club night, no make up, no screwing with my hair, pop one and go.

And maybe drop them in some people's drinks too.


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Old May 9 2013, 06:18 PM   #34
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Yes, a holodeck can replicate things. If not, you'd have a really unpleasant time leaving the holodeck if you ate something in there.
Then I choose holodeck with power source and computer...and preprogrammed holo-engineers for maintainance(and the EMH). Replicate holo-emitters(a la Voyager), so that the engineer can be outside the projectors...seems like a good set up!
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Old May 9 2013, 07:47 PM   #35
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Transporter to go anywhere you want in 15 seconds?
Replicator because you hate to cook or go shopping?
Both of these. My cerebral palsy makes driving impossible, and the only thing my cooking results in are fires instead of, you know, actual food, so these would be perfect.

Phasers would be good for keeping those neighborhood pests (for some reason, the neighbors call them "pets". Don't ask, I don't get it either) off my lawn, and the phasers would take care of any 'evidence", if you get my meaning, which conventional weapons would, unfortunately, leave.
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Old May 9 2013, 08:19 PM   #36
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I can see a replicator or holodeck being a feasible Star Trek technology for the future (forget warp speed and transporters). I assume given the replicator that you can only replicate WHAT IS KNOWN, so forget about producing phasers, tricorders, holoemitters, etc. The holodeck would be tempting, but with the replicator you could fabricate precious gems and metals to become fabulously wealthy. Yeah, replicator all the way.
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Old May 9 2013, 08:47 PM   #37
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A Kelvan neural neutralizer control belt is best. Not only can it distill down all the talentless sitcom actors to permanent compact shapes, it can paralyze all the dramatic one's mouths, including but not limited to Sean Penn's.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:13 PM   #38
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Listen, if you're going after talentless sitcom actors, you need a more appropriate tool. A Varon-T disruptor comes to mind.
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Old May 9 2013, 10:38 PM   #39
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Was it Data's kidnapper (Saul Rubinek) who used it on his assistant?
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Old May 10 2013, 01:57 AM   #40
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Does Data count as a piece of technology?
Does Seven?
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Old May 10 2013, 02:04 AM   #41
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While we're on the subject of Treknology, does anyone have any idea how sonic showers work, and how they're supposed to be better than regular showers (other than avoiding water waste)?
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Old May 10 2013, 02:16 AM   #42
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While we're on the subject of Treknology, does anyone have any idea how sonic showers work, and how they're supposed to be better than regular showers (other than avoiding water waste)?
If I had to guess, it's that the sonic vibrations help send uplifting messages to the cellular nuclei, thus alleviating cellular boredom.
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Old May 10 2013, 02:41 AM   #43
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I would have to go with a Runabout, equipped with a transporter, sonic shower, and replicator. Sure it's not as sexy as saying the Enterprise or a Romulan Warbird, but the good thing is it only needs one person to operate it.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:31 AM   #44
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If I had to guess, it's that the sonic vibrations help send uplifting messages to the cellular nuclei, thus alleviating cellular boredom.


I forgot about the cellular regeneration and entertainment chamber. I changed my mind. I want that instead of a replicator.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:35 AM   #45
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Assuming I can't answer "A starship".

Transporter.

"Hey buddy, are you in the mood for Chinese food or Italian food?"

"Hmm... Italian".

"Entering coordinates for Italy."

*zrrn*

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I can see a replicator or holodeck being a feasible Star Trek technology for the future (forget warp speed and transporters).
A fully holographic entertainment system is feasible.

One that presents a full tactile experience with forcefields is not.
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