Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by bbjeg, Nov 5, 2013.
Holodeck for sure.
Plus I didn't include starships because it counts as multiple techs but just so physics can't complain, selecting a Warp Drive will give you inertial dampeners, deflector arrays, and shields. You pick the vessel it flys in but that's all it does. I forgot to add shields separate so I'll give it to Warp Drive choosers, to Holodeck choosers (an inside out Holodeck could produce force fields), and Mobile Emitter choosers.
I didn't include torpedoes because no.
Cool. Still useless without a starship though. Who's gonna build it? Lockheed Martin? Richard Branson? It'll cost like $558,000,000,000,000. And we'll have to actually create a Starfleet to man it, 'cus they're not just gonna hand me the keys when they're finished (which sucks).
Unless that warp drive (and bonus parts) come with a very generous stipend, I'll stick with the transporter.
(I'll stop taking the piss with your poll now bbjeg )
^Ok, Warp Drive comes with the ship but the ship still doesn't come with food replicators, holodecks, transporters, phasers, or a Medical Bay with medical tricorders. If I labeled it Starship, all of that might be implied.
In that case, I'll take the warp drive . . . and the starship it rode in on.
Got it. Now I'll take that warp capable starsh......I mean......ship.
Heck, even if warp drive didn't come with a ship, if I had a device capable of propelling a ship FTL, you can bet your a$$ a vessel would be developed awful quick that could house it. Someone would probably even strap some nacelles on one of the retired shuttles, just to be able to get something out there!
And before someone say's "why no Item Replicators" (looking at you QCzar ), everyone would choose it because you can make anything in the poll. Wishing for more wishes is not allowed.
Phaser! I'm taking this as what would you want NOW. A starship with warp drive would be cool but who could keep it running and who would staff it?? Nope. Make me a Type-I phaser either TOS or TNG. They're both cool!
Yeah, you could get some of those Klingon battle programs Jadzia and Worf use in DS9. I mean, you won't, but you could ^_^ It's more likely people would use programs more along the lines of the erotic programs that Quark tried to make of Kira in that one episode for some random pervert. ^_^
lol. Well, unlimited food and unlimited sex. Which is why I'd go for the latter. People are saying having a holodeck will make you lazy, but not necessarily. I think people would mostly overuse their food replicator. I think I'd rather work and just buy regular food, then have the holodeck for entertainment. As cool as a food replicator would be, it's like asking me to choose between unlimited roast beef sandwiches on the one hand, and the possibility to go anywhere and do anything on the other.
A universal translator would be fun, but since I work as a translator, I'd be out of a job if such things were readily available.
So yeah, while it may not be practical in the way a medical tricorder would be, a holodeck does seem like the most versatile entertainment option.
But imagine if we really had holodecks. I'm sure they'd come up with all new mental illnesses and holodeck-addictions. People wouldn't want to leave.
^Yeah, nomophobia (which still makes me laugh) exists, imagine how people would act with a holodeck.
I had to look the word up. I'm pretty sure I know people like that, but I'm not one of them. I think I could handle a holodeck.
I could definitely handle a holodeck but I do wonder what it would be like to grow up with easy access to them. Sure your parents might limit your time but we all know kids who never leave their bedroom because they gamers. I would think this would be a real problem for many.
Not having personal holodecks in the house would certainly cut down on that, but since this is the future where you can seemingly have whatever you want on earth why wouldn't you?
I also think I can handle a Holodeck... well, until the weekends but I'd invite a bunch of people over time (Hey, I'm about to watch Game of Thrones, want in?).
Now that I think of it, I'm not quite sure why Starfleet even has an Academy when you can download your professor to your holodeck at home.
Interestingly, it was somewhat implied in Trek that this was not a common household device. More akin to having a movie theater inside your home, which for practical reasons would limit how many people could have one. I gather there were neighborhood holosuites/holotheaters closely matching the distribution of public movie theaters today.
Cloaking device - they're watching me, man!!!
I was just about to post the same thing.
With a replicator and a transporter, I'd have everything.
^That's why it's a "Food Replicator", no wishing for more wishes.
The holodeck. I'd rather eat real food. Who knows what that processed stuff will do to you in the long run. Ideally though, I'd rather have whatever they used to get Voyager into the Q Continuum so that I could learn their secrets.
No holodecks for me. Like I said in the poll thread, according to the shows those things spend half their time malfunctioning and trying to kill you; it's a wonder they even consent to have them on starships.
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