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Old November 14 2013, 06:13 AM   #46
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Re: If you could bring any Star Trek tech to this world... ?

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I would be voting for Warp Drive technology so we can go somewhere when we ultimately kill off our own planet.
Woah! That seems a bit pessimistic.

How about: one of the different time machines shown on star trek? That way you can go back for more!

Maybe I can spend some time there to commission my own object? The teleporting, replicating holo-warpship, maybe? O:-)
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Old December 9 2013, 01:39 PM   #47
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I would be voting for Warp Drive technology so we can go somewhere when we ultimately kill off our own planet.
The problem with warp drive is you can't just use it on its own. There's associated tech that goes with it, like deflectors, inertial dampeners, artificial gravity. You decide to zip off at warp speed without those you'd be liquefied.

I'm more interested in transporter technology. We could send unmanned probes to Mars, Titan, Europa etc. to set up pads, with a few relay beacons along the way.
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Old December 9 2013, 07:42 PM   #48
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The Phoenix did not seem to have AGS nor deflectors or IDF. I might agree to the last on the launch phase
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Old December 9 2013, 07:47 PM   #49
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Better yet, I'll go with a holodeck. It has replicator tech within it, plus I would love to watch star trek from within or play an xbox game in there.
I'm surprised it took page 2 to get to holodeck.

And I'm not thinking about the TNG style holodecks. Give me DS9 style holosuites!
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Old December 10 2013, 02:15 AM   #50
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The Phoenix did not seem to have AGS nor deflectors or IDF. I might agree to the last on the launch phase
True, but they gradually accelerated to warp (which starships don't do), had a limited crew, and didn't go very far. If we wanted to leave the solar system, we'd have to deal with the asteroid belt, the Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud. Without deflectors, the ship would be toast.
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Old December 10 2013, 02:52 AM   #51
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Re: If you could bring any Star Trek tech to this world... ?

I always liked the wrist-communicators used in STAR TREK: The Motion Picture.
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Old December 10 2013, 03:41 PM   #52
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Transporters. The ability to go everywhere from/to home would be invaluable.
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Old December 10 2013, 09:57 PM   #53
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The Phoenix did not seem to have AGS nor deflectors or IDF. I might agree to the last on the launch phase
True, but they gradually accelerated to warp (which starships don't do), had a limited crew, and didn't go very far. If we wanted to leave the solar system, we'd have to deal with the asteroid belt, the Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud. Without deflectors, the ship would be toast.
My point was a working warp drive was developed without gravity control navigational deflectors.
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Old December 10 2013, 10:05 PM   #54
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Perhaps at mere lightspeed the warp field itself performs most of those functions?
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Old December 11 2013, 09:57 PM   #55
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If you stayed at the center of the warp bubble you should be in flat space. In principle you should be able to use changes in the space-time ahead of the warp field to deflect gas and dust. Another way is needed to local gravity control,AFAIK.
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Old December 13 2013, 06:41 AM   #56
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Assuming a replicator couldn't be used to replicate other ST technology, I'm torn between a transporter and warp drive.

Transporters aren't practical for eliminating our day-to-day travel problems, but the idea of placing beacons in space and transporting between them is tempting.

But if we could solve the practical problems of warp drive, I'd take it. Whether we're "ready" for it is a valid question, but you could certainly argue that we weren't ready for it in 2063 either, immediately after a third world war when half of our species was decimated. It was the warp drive that enabled contact with other civilizations, which united our species in ways we couldn't have foreseen.
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