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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%
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Old November 5 2013, 09:23 PM   #31
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^Yeah, nomophobia (which still makes me laugh) exists, imagine how people would act with a holodeck.
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Old November 5 2013, 09:26 PM   #32
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Re: If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?

I had to look the word up. I'm pretty sure I know people like that, but I'm not one of them. I think I could handle a holodeck.
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Old November 6 2013, 12:02 AM   #33
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I could definitely handle a holodeck but I do wonder what it would be like to grow up with easy access to them. Sure your parents might limit your time but we all know kids who never leave their bedroom because they gamers. I would think this would be a real problem for many.

Not having personal holodecks in the house would certainly cut down on that, but since this is the future where you can seemingly have whatever you want on earth why wouldn't you?
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Old November 6 2013, 12:45 AM   #34
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I also think I can handle a Holodeck... well, until the weekends but I'd invite a bunch of people over time (Hey, I'm about to watch Game of Thrones, want in?).

Now that I think of it, I'm not quite sure why Starfleet even has an Academy when you can download your professor to your holodeck at home.
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Old November 6 2013, 01:01 AM   #35
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I could definitely handle a holodeck but I do wonder what it would be like to grow up with easy access to them. Sure your parents might limit your time but we all know kids who never leave their bedroom because they gamers. I would think this would be a real problem for many.

Not having personal holodecks in the house would certainly cut down on that, but since this is the future where you can seemingly have whatever you want on earth why wouldn't you?
Interestingly, it was somewhat implied in Trek that this was not a common household device. More akin to having a movie theater inside your home, which for practical reasons would limit how many people could have one. I gather there were neighborhood holosuites/holotheaters closely matching the distribution of public movie theaters today.
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Old November 6 2013, 01:34 AM   #36
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Cloaking device - they're watching me, man!!!
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Old November 7 2013, 12:14 AM   #37
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Replicator. Then I could make any of the other Trek tech.
I was just about to post the same thing.

With a replicator and a transporter, I'd have everything.
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Old November 7 2013, 12:24 AM   #38
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^That's why it's a "Food Replicator", no wishing for more wishes.
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Old November 7 2013, 04:27 AM   #39
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The holodeck. I'd rather eat real food. Who knows what that processed stuff will do to you in the long run. Ideally though, I'd rather have whatever they used to get Voyager into the Q Continuum so that I could learn their secrets.
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Old November 7 2013, 04:41 AM   #40
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No holodecks for me. Like I said in the poll thread, according to the shows those things spend half their time malfunctioning and trying to kill you; it's a wonder they even consent to have them on starships.
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Old November 7 2013, 04:51 AM   #41
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^That's why it's a "Food Replicator", no wishing for more wishes.
Yeah, but I'm sure with a few modifications....

Anyway, a food only replicator would still be a godsend to somebody like me who is hopeless in the kitchen.
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Old November 7 2013, 10:06 AM   #42
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I could definitely handle a holodeck but I do wonder what it would be like to grow up with easy access to them. Sure your parents might limit your time but we all know kids who never leave their bedroom because they gamers. I would think this would be a real problem for many.

Not having personal holodecks in the house would certainly cut down on that, but since this is the future where you can seemingly have whatever you want on earth why wouldn't you?
Interestingly, it was somewhat implied in Trek that this was not a common household device. More akin to having a movie theater inside your home, which for practical reasons would limit how many people could have one. I gather there were neighborhood holosuites/holotheaters closely matching the distribution of public movie theaters today.
Yeah I know that was what was implied.. but what as stopping people other than social expectation/pressure not to have personal holodecks?
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Old November 7 2013, 02:45 PM   #43
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I could definitely handle a holodeck but I do wonder what it would be like to grow up with easy access to them. Sure your parents might limit your time but we all know kids who never leave their bedroom because they gamers. I would think this would be a real problem for many.

Not having personal holodecks in the house would certainly cut down on that, but since this is the future where you can seemingly have whatever you want on earth why wouldn't you?
Interestingly, it was somewhat implied in Trek that this was not a common household device. More akin to having a movie theater inside your home, which for practical reasons would limit how many people could have one. I gather there were neighborhood holosuites/holotheaters closely matching the distribution of public movie theaters today.
Yeah I know that was what was implied.. but what as stopping people other than social expectation/pressure not to have personal holodecks?
TBH, I haven't the foggiest idea.
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Old November 7 2013, 03:11 PM   #44
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A Transporter. Travelling instantly anywhere to/from my home would be invaluable.
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Old November 8 2013, 04:46 PM   #45
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^That's why it's a "Food Replicator", no wishing for more wishes.
Yeah, but I'm sure with a few modifications....
Like you would tinker with a thing that gives you free food, good luck.
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