If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?

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If you could have one piece of trek tech, what would it be?

  1. A Tricorder (Everything is Scannable)

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  2. A Medical Tricorder with Dermal Regenerator Attachment (Scans biomatter only)

    3.1%
  3. A Universal Translator

    1.5%
  4. A Food Replicator

    10.8%
  5. A Holodeck (Food Replicator Not Included)

    29.2%
  6. A Transporter

    23.1%
  7. A Warp Drive

    21.5%
  8. A Cloaking Device

    1.5%
  9. A Phaser

    6.2%
  10. An Android (Programmable and/or AI)

    3.1%
  11. A Mobile Emitter (Programmable and/or AI. Also Visually Editable)

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  1. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    I'd pick the holodeck. Play all my favorite games, react my favorite stories, even chill with famous people. I won't have an unlimited source of food so I'll have to work (my second choice) and I won't be visiting planets any time soon (at least not physically, and my third choice), but being able to explore with Picard one day then fighting for the Starks in Game of Thrones the next would be awesome.
     
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  2. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    Replicator. Then I could make any of the other Trek tech.
     
  3. Tosk

    Tosk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If we're taking it as given that my choice will have an unlimited power source, then the holodeck for sure. It uses replicator technology for certain things, so it would give me all the entertainment and food I'll ever need. :)
     
  4. bbjeg

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    ^You posted before the poll was up but I separated the replicator from the holodeck. Forcefields and light or free food.
     
  5. Captain Kronos

    Captain Kronos Cadet Newbie

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    The warp drive for space travel. Plus the Replicator, Transporter or Holodeck would just result in imminent laziness/obesity.
     
  6. bbjeg

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    You could work out in the holodeck... you won't, but you could.
     
  7. teacake

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    You are making people pick between food and sex.
     
  8. bbjeg

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    ^Now I feel like I'm a bald cat away from being a super villain. Thanks.
     
  9. teacake

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    heh.. well I voted holodeck because much as I like food I can make or buy it myself but I cannot watch the sun set on a thousand worlds.

    However I see someone voted for warp drive and this is pretty cool.. because you could actually find out if anyone else is out there.

    A year spent at warp 7 headed straight on til' morning versus a year spent in fantasy holodeck land.. I am a wuss and don't want to do anything dangerous so I still vote holodeck. But cheers to the ones who vote exploration.
     
  10. Tosk

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    Oh well, I still get to keep my fully-functioning holodeck, right?

    What good is a warp drive without a starship to put it in? ;)
     
  11. teacake

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    Oh good point about the warp drive!

    Though I'm sure the thrill of having it would be intoxicating for some, even if you couldn't use it.
     
  12. R. Star

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    I voted Warp Drive. That's a fundamental breakthrough while the rest are luxuries, or supplemental to what we already have.
     
  13. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    But the ship!

    Or are you gong to be the one who brings warp drive to our planet? Z. Star?
     
  14. QCzar

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    Definitely the warp drive (which, I'm assuming, is attached to a starship...otherwise what's the point of including it? It's the only tech with no independent use.).

    TBH, I think I'd end up feeling about the holodeck the way a lot of Trek characters feel. It's a lifeless, hollow puppet show. A giant empty box, full of sound and fury (and lights and forcefields), signifying nothing (to paraphrase the bard). Fun for thrills, but hardly comparable to a warp capable starship.

    At least in the West, we already have access to pretty much every kind of food there is. If the appeal is variety then in some ways, the internet is a replicator. The food just doesn't appear on your plate quite instantaneously. If the appeal is "instant", then it's one I don't share.

    I must admit, the transporter is tempting, but ultimately as frustrating as it can be at times (with traffic and airport screening and all the other inconveniences), I can technically go almost anywhere on Earth I want to go. Can't say the same for space.

    A gun is a gun (and we already have non-lethal options).

    We already have scanning devices almost as capable as tricorders, though few as small (and none of which I need anyway).

    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?

    A UT could be useful…...for the human race. I'll stick with organic language learning and keep my starship.

    Having artificial colleagues and assistants would be fun, but wouldn't necessarily be more valuable than human ones. A mobile emitter for a non-sentient hologram would be more useful, but again…starship.

    All that compared to traveling to other star systems and seeing alien life and possibly even civilization (and a whole bunch of other crazy shit) first hand within my lifetime (or even within the week)? There's no contest. Dangerous? Probably. Worth it? Definitely!

    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.
     
  15. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    INVISIBLE!

    You can walk around inside people's houses and look at them. Also, theft.

    In the thread about this thread I believe bbjeg stated there would be no starships included as tech.
     
  16. R. Star

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    That's right... for money, dollar signs and an island full of naked women! ;)
     
  17. teacake

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    Well then.. will you sign my statuette? I got it in your gift shop, it's not a pirated copy.
     
  18. QCzar

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    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.

    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. :angryrazz: I'll take one of those transporters, please. :sigh:
     
  19. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Anything so long as it has a transtator in it.

    Then we can demand our own piece of the action.
     
  20. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Commodore Commodore

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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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