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. R. Star

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    Sell it for tons of money and retire to an island full of naked women. :)
     
  2. teacake

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    But if you pick the holodeck you can skip ebay and just go directly to the island.
     
  3. bbjeg

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    ^Good point.
     
  4. teacake

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    Of course some of us may be luddites and prefer real women on real islands.
     
  5. bbjeg

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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.:p
     
  6. sbk1234

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    holodeck, and I'd never leave it.
     
  7. GalaxyX

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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.
     
  8. QCzar

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    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'.
     
  9. bbjeg

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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?
     
  10. B.J.

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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? :(
     
  11. bbjeg

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    I'll boldly go to my basement.
     
  12. GalaxyX

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    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.
     
  13. bbjeg

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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. :devil:
     
  14. Shat Happens

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    I voted Android, and I'm posting to specify Rayna Kapec
     
  15. bbjeg

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    ^Did you vote Android? It's still at 0 for me.
     
  16. JarodRussell

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    I'd say a holodeck. But holodeck, replicator and transporter are connected technologies. And to run a holodeck, you need an insane amount of energy.
     
  17. bbjeg

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    ^We covered the energy thing (and warp ship) earlier, choices come with the things you need to make them work (including power sources). I removed the replicator from the holodeck too but I guess it would need the transporter to do certain things (like skydiving), so it has it but you couldn't teleport anywhere outside of the holodeck with it.
     
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  18. B.J.

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    Why would you need a transporter for skydiving? I'd imagine the holodeck would just create the illusion of you falling by making the air move up past you at your terminal velocity.
     
  19. Shat Happens

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    did now.
     
  20. bbjeg

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    I gave a bad example but I do know holodeck's have transporters, for whatever reason.