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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 11 2013, 09:41 AM   #61
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Re: If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?

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You guys who picked warp drive, what would you do with it? Assuming we could get to other stars? then what? Sight see?
Sell it for tons of money and retire to an island full of naked women.
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Old November 11 2013, 10:22 AM   #62
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But if you pick the holodeck you can skip ebay and just go directly to the island.
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Old November 11 2013, 11:08 AM   #63
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^Good point.
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Old November 11 2013, 11:10 AM   #64
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Of course some of us may be luddites and prefer real women on real islands.
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Old November 11 2013, 11:24 AM   #65
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When I grow tired of the holodeck, I'll could sell it for the real island and the real women then.
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Old November 14 2013, 06:06 AM   #66
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holodeck, and I'd never leave it.
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Old November 14 2013, 06:56 AM   #67
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Maybe my life isn't so bad then, since I'd use a holodeck recreationally but probably not barricade myself in one.

I'd love to have a program where I could fly over cities basically weightless. Sex with supermodels would be interesting, but how many times could you do that in a day? 3? 4? repeat every day? I may be getting old, but I get along fine with once/twice a week.

Other than that what? Sports? I'm happy playing sports in real life. I suppose watching an immersive movie would be pretty cool, like being the main character in a story.

But seriously, I don't think normal people would get addicted. I have a 60" 3D Plasma, and a 27" IPS monitor to go along with a really fast computer. I love playing Crysis Warhead maxed out graphics, but I'm pretty bored after an hour. I like watching 3D Blu-Rays, but I can get 2 movies max before I'm bored of that too.

I think a holodeck would probably end up being the same. People would go in for a while, have whatever fun they wanted, and then get back to their lives until the next time.
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Old November 14 2013, 12:07 PM   #68
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Re: If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?

I wonder how many people would use the holodeck with the safeties off. The thrill-seeking types most certainly would. I'd bet Vulcan Love Slave Part II: The Revenge or consorting with your favorite Bond girl would be quite a different experience with the safeties turned off.

Just sayin'.
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Old November 14 2013, 05:14 PM   #69
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^Even though I dis-included the food replicator in the holodeck, the only time I would turn off the safety protocols would be when I'm drinking alcohol, or maybe ingesting drugs... that'll work right?

In TNG, if you turn of the safety protocols and ordered a wiskey at a bar, would it be synthohol?
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Old November 14 2013, 05:28 PM   #70
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I'm rather shocked and horrified that the holodeck is winning out over warp drive. Does nobody want to "boldly go" anymore?
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Old November 14 2013, 05:44 PM   #71
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I'll boldly go to my basement.
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Old November 15 2013, 12:26 AM   #72
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I'm rather shocked and horrified that the holodeck is winning out over warp drive. Does nobody want to "boldly go" anymore?
Boldly go where?

Even if there is life on other planets, it's likely to be moss lichens, or protozoa. "Maybe" primitive primates, who knows.
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Old November 15 2013, 04:12 PM   #73
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^There are multiple applications for Warp technology. You could use it to resupply earth's water from one of Jupiter or Saturn's moons.

I'm still choosing holodeck though.
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Old November 18 2013, 01:49 PM   #74
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I voted Android, and I'm posting to specify Rayna Kapec
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Old November 18 2013, 04:10 PM   #75
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^Did you vote Android? It's still at 0 for me.
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