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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 8 2013, 05:33 PM   #46
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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.
They break so much and your average joe can't fix them on his own.
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Old November 8 2013, 05:45 PM   #47
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^LOL Plausible but I think that applies to a whole lot of consumer electronics we have in our homes today.
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Old November 8 2013, 05:50 PM   #48
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I don't know about you but I don't have an electronic device that takes up a whole room and that if it malfunctions it can kill you.
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Old November 8 2013, 05:54 PM   #49
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^Does a car on the highway count?
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Old November 8 2013, 08:24 PM   #50
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^Does a car on the highway count?
A car on the highway can kill you sure... but it generally requires either a deliberate act or an act of stupidity on one or more parties. A holodeck malfunctions about a third of the time you turn it on.
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Old November 8 2013, 11:42 PM   #51
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... A holodeck malfunctions about a third of the time you turn it on.
I say the episodes where the holodeck malfunctions were just the freak occurrences out of the thousands of civilian and personnel usages. Maybe a civilian went into the holodeck, spilled something on a panel, were afraid they'd get in trouble, and fleed just in time as Picard loaded that Dixon Hill program.

In short, stop badmouthing my sex box!

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Old November 8 2013, 11:59 PM   #52
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A Transporter. Travelling instantly anywhere to/from my home would be invaluable.
My god! Whole bbs treads would meet for lunch or.. showdowns at high noon. Assuming anyone would actually bother with writing crap about crap on the internet.
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Old November 9 2013, 01:12 AM   #53
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Yeah I know that was what was implied.. but what as stopping people other than social expectation/pressure not to have personal holodecks?
Your utility bill?


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Old November 9 2013, 06:06 AM   #54
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^If Warp choosers get a ship, people who choose something that can use a power source get that too.
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Old November 9 2013, 07:04 AM   #55
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... A holodeck malfunctions about a third of the time you turn it on.
Yes! R. Star's pickin' up what I'm puttin' down. I go to turn on my daily Hanoi Jane's Naked Workout Program* and I get Moriarty trying to take over my city? No thank you, sirrah.

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I say the episodes where the holodeck malfunctions were just the freak occurrences out of the thousands of civilian and personnel usages.
Somebody installing these things just really hates Starfleet and gives them the worst possible units. Maybe that's true, there've gotta be anarchists in the Federation, too...
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Old November 9 2013, 08:49 AM   #56
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Except Quark's holodecks broke all the time too... except at least he had decent excuses like Rom using spatula's to fix it and Klingons trashing them for double rates.
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Old November 9 2013, 10:19 PM   #57
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I understand why no one would pick universal translator, you can learn languages from a tutor in the holodeck, but any scientists or medical practitioners around that would want a handy tricorder? I also wouldn't be surprised if nobody picks a AI/programmed android or mobile emitter. Playing with AI could end drastically plus if you really want AI, you can play The Sims in the holodeck.
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Old November 10 2013, 01:47 AM   #58
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Medical Tricorder with dermal regenerator attached.
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Old November 10 2013, 11:05 AM   #59
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^I'm sure you'll be the family doctor real soon with that.
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Old November 11 2013, 07:35 AM   #60
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I picked the Phaser.

I'm assuming that the "Food Replicator" can only replicate food. Otherwise it really becomes a moot point, because you can get the replicator, replicate the phasers, tricorders, and even replicate a holodeck piece by piece.

You guys who picked warp drive, what would you do with it? Assuming we could get to other stars? then what? Sight see?

And I can honestly say I probably wouldn't use the holodeck primarily for sex, occasionally maybe but there's so many better things to do in one. I'd still hate the fact that I would know it's a fantasy though.
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