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. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.:bolian:
     
  2. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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?
     
  3. QCzar

    QCzar Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    TBH, I haven't the foggiest idea. :shrug:
     
  4. Bagliun Edar

    Bagliun Edar Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    A Transporter. Travelling instantly anywhere to/from my home would be invaluable.
     
  5. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    Like you would tinker with a thing that gives you free food, good luck.:p
     
  6. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    They break so much and your average joe can't fix them on his own.
     
  7. QCzar

    QCzar Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^LOL Plausible but I think that applies to a whole lot of consumer electronics we have in our homes today.
     
  8. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  9. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    ^Does a car on the highway count?
     
  10. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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.
     
  11. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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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. 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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  12. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  13. T'Girl

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    Your utility bill?


    :)
     
  14. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    ^If Warp choosers get a ship, people who choose something that can use a power source get that too.
     
  15. BigJake

    BigJake Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.

    * completely hypothetical possible use of the technology

    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... ;)
     
  16. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  17. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  18. Pondwater

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    Medical Tricorder with dermal regenerator attached.
     
  19. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    ^I'm sure you'll be the family doctor real soon with that.
     
  20. GalaxyX

    GalaxyX Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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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