Keeping puppies as puppies

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Lt. Cheka Wey, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Lt. Cheka Wey

    Lt. Cheka Wey Commander

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    If there is a technology in Trek (tech the tech, babble the babbke) that would keep dogs as puppies instead of allowing them to grow up. Would it be unethical to use it?
     
  2. The Emissary

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    Wouldn't such tech be the key to immortality?
     
  3. Lt. Cheka Wey

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    It's Trek science. It does not have to make sense.
     
  4. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    They used that technology in 'Miri' but on children not puppies.
    It didn't work out so well.

    I know thats not what you're asking. The puppies would be kept as puppies for our amusement. I'm not sure how unethical it would be considering that humans neuter dogs and keep them on chains and leads. Would allowing them not to grow up be much worse?
     
  5. Timo

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    It's probably more a case of Trek ethics. There are plenty of eternal life and eternal youth techniques available in Trek, but people apparently choose not to use them. Save for weirdos such as Dr. Giger in "In the Cards"...

    Larry Niven uses such technology as "local color" in some of his Known Space short stories; parents choose to keep their children as children for decades just for the heck of it and so forth. Then again, Niven goes for "Huh?" applications of technology overall, to great dramatic effect, even without making those the centerpoint of his story.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  6. Use of Time

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    As someone who is getting frustrated with puppy potty training and dealing with a puppy that likes to bite toes, I would like to find technology that would speed up the growth cycle.
     
  7. Lt. Cheka Wey

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    There is also the admiral from Too Short a Season and thats about it.
     
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    I'm still waiting for my Bonsai Kitten.
     
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