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View Poll Results: If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?
A Tricorder (Everything is Scannable) 0 0%
A Medical Tricorder with Dermal Regenerator Attachment (Scans biomatter only) 2 3.08%
A Universal Translator 1 1.54%
A Food Replicator 7 10.77%
A Holodeck (Food Replicator Not Included) 19 29.23%
A Transporter 15 23.08%
A Warp Drive 14 21.54%
A Cloaking Device 1 1.54%
A Phaser 4 6.15%
An Android (Programmable and/or AI) 2 3.08%
A Mobile Emitter (Programmable and/or AI. Also Visually Editable) 0 0%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old November 5 2013, 08:14 AM   #16
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Re: If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?

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But the ship!

Or are you gong to be the one who brings warp drive to our planet? Z. Star?
That's right... for money, dollar signs and an island full of naked women!
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Old November 5 2013, 08:35 AM   #17
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Re: If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?

Well then.. will you sign my statuette? I got it in your gift shop, it's not a pirated copy.
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Old November 5 2013, 10:07 AM   #18
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I can't even begin to imagine why I'd need a cloaking device if I didn't have warp drive. What possible use would it be on Earth outside of the military?
INVISIBLE!

You can walk around inside people's houses and look at them. Also, theft.
Last time I check, cloaking devices were rather bulky things. I doubt I'd be able to fit through the door, or even walk, let alone skulk around without knocking over...everything.

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What good is a warp drive without a starship to put it in?
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A ship-less warp drive (again, why are we assuming this?) would be as useful to me as a paperweight. If that's what bbjeg meant, then I guess I'd default to the transporter as I vociferously hate commuting.
In the thread about this thread I believe bbjeg stated there would be no starships included as tech.
Really? What a strange idea. I can't recall a single instance of a warp drive depicted on Star Trek not attached to a ship, from TOS onward. It's for propelling spacecraft to warp. It has no other use.

Oh well, it's bbjeg's poll. Y'all can have this junk back. I'll take one of those transporters, please.
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Old November 5 2013, 10:13 AM   #19
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Anything so long as it has a transtator in it.

SPOCK: The transtator is the basis for every important piece of equipment that we have.
Then we can demand our own piece of the action.
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Old November 5 2013, 11:19 AM   #20
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I'll vote for the holodeck. It would be programmed with every college course (and labs) and put it in my guest room. I could get several Masters degrees without even leaving my house. And learn any skill I want. And on the weekends do the "fantasy suite with Orion slavewomen" thing.
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Old November 5 2013, 01:39 PM   #21
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Holodeck for sure.
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Old November 5 2013, 02:13 PM   #22
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Re: If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?

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What good is a warp drive without a starship to put it in?
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A ship-less warp drive (again, why are we assuming this?) would be as useful to me as a paperweight. If that's what bbjeg meant, then I guess I'd default to the transporter as I vociferously hate commuting.
In the thread about this thread I believe bbjeg stated there would be no starships included as tech.
Plus I didn't include starships because it counts as multiple techs but just so physics can't complain, selecting a Warp Drive will give you inertial dampeners, deflector arrays, and shields. You pick the vessel it flys in but that's all it does. I forgot to add shields separate so I'll give it to Warp Drive choosers, to Holodeck choosers (an inside out Holodeck could produce force fields), and Mobile Emitter choosers.

I didn't include torpedoes because no.

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Old November 5 2013, 02:55 PM   #23
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I didn't include starships because it counts as multiple techs but just so physics can't complain, selecting a Warp Drive will give you inertial dampeners, deflector arrays, and shields. You pick the vessel it flys in but that's all it does. I forgot to add shields separate so I'll give it to Warp Drive choosers, to Holodeck choosers (an inside out Holodeck could produce force fields), and Mobile Emitter choosers.

I didn't include torpedoes because no.
Cool. Still useless without a starship though. Who's gonna build it? Lockheed Martin? Richard Branson? It'll cost like $558,000,000,000,000. And we'll have to actually create a Starfleet to man it, 'cus they're not just gonna hand me the keys when they're finished (which sucks).

Unless that warp drive (and bonus parts) come with a very generous stipend, I'll stick with the transporter.

(I'll stop taking the piss with your poll now bbjeg )
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Old November 5 2013, 03:11 PM   #24
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^Ok, Warp Drive comes with the ship but the ship still doesn't come with food replicators, holodecks, transporters, phasers, or a Medical Bay with medical tricorders. If I labeled it Starship, all of that might be implied.
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Old November 5 2013, 06:04 PM   #25
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^Ok, Warp Drive comes with the ship but the ship still doesn't come with food replicators, holodecks, transporters, phasers, or a Medical Bay with medical tricorders. If I labeled it Starship, all of that might be implied.
In that case, I'll take the warp drive . . . and the starship it rode in on.
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Old November 5 2013, 07:46 PM   #26
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^Ok, Warp Drive comes with the ship but the ship still doesn't come with food replicators, holodecks, transporters, phasers, or a Medical Bay with medical tricorders. If I labeled it Starship, all of that might be implied.
Got it. Now I'll take that warp capable starsh......I mean......ship.
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Old November 5 2013, 08:20 PM   #27
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Heck, even if warp drive didn't come with a ship, if I had a device capable of propelling a ship FTL, you can bet your a$$ a vessel would be developed awful quick that could house it. Someone would probably even strap some nacelles on one of the retired shuttles, just to be able to get something out there!
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Old November 5 2013, 08:21 PM   #28
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And before someone say's "why no Item Replicators" (looking at you QCzar ), everyone would choose it because you can make anything in the poll. Wishing for more wishes is not allowed.
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Old November 5 2013, 08:30 PM   #29
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Phaser! I'm taking this as what would you want NOW. A starship with warp drive would be cool but who could keep it running and who would staff it?? Nope. Make me a Type-I phaser either TOS or TNG. They're both cool!
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Old November 5 2013, 08:44 PM   #30
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You could work out in the holodeck... you won't, but you could.
Yeah, you could get some of those Klingon battle programs Jadzia and Worf use in DS9. I mean, you won't, but you could ^_^ It's more likely people would use programs more along the lines of the erotic programs that Quark tried to make of Kira in that one episode for some random pervert. ^_^

You are making people pick between food and sex.
lol. Well, unlimited food and unlimited sex. Which is why I'd go for the latter. People are saying having a holodeck will make you lazy, but not necessarily. I think people would mostly overuse their food replicator. I think I'd rather work and just buy regular food, then have the holodeck for entertainment. As cool as a food replicator would be, it's like asking me to choose between unlimited roast beef sandwiches on the one hand, and the possibility to go anywhere and do anything on the other.

A universal translator would be fun, but since I work as a translator, I'd be out of a job if such things were readily available.

So yeah, while it may not be practical in the way a medical tricorder would be, a holodeck does seem like the most versatile entertainment option.

But imagine if we really had holodecks. I'm sure they'd come up with all new mental illnesses and holodeck-addictions. People wouldn't want to leave.
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