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Is it possible Star Trek is real?

spocksboss1

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Report this Feb. 01 2009, 9:05 pm

Is it possible that 'Star Trek' is real?

ssmukhi

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Report this Feb. 02 2009, 1:35 am

Yes. Q came back in time, posed as Gene Roddenberry and created a TV show named "Star Trek" based on what he had seen in the future. :sarcastic:

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Report this Feb. 02 2009, 8:37 am

Quote (spocksboss1 @ Feb. 01 2009, 9:05 pm)
Is it possible that 'Star Trek' is real?

Sorry to say, the answer would be "no".

Reasons;

-Sound in space.
You may have heard the phrase; in space, no one can hear you scream. Add "explode", "fire weapons", and "fly over your head", amongst other things.

-Computer tech
A great book on this is "The Computers of Star Trek".
Computers of the 23rd century won't look like what we've seen in "Star Trek". Likely, we would hardly regonize them as computer tech.

-Aliens
The humanoid form is hardly likely to be as commonplace as we've seen it in the episodes of "Trek".
In fact, it may be that what we meet might not even be biological, but cybernetic.

-Weapons
Phasers, I can accept, since they appear to be a sort of particle beam, and that is plausible science.
Photon torpedoes, on the other hand, aren't really nessesary, and even cumbersome, as far as having to deal with making antimatter. Likely, we'll use relativistic kill vechiles. These are just solid masses shot at a target near light speed. Depending on how much mass the weapon is, you can get explosive yields in the hundreds, or even thousands of megatons.

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Report this Feb. 04 2009, 8:17 am

Not real... no

But our job as trekkies is to make it real. Just look at how many already work in physics, chemistry and space exploration...




... And of course the many more of us that hang out here at ST.com talking bout these things.

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Report this Feb. 04 2009, 11:18 am

Very ture 4_of_20. The Universe of Star Trek just like Eve Online are not real. But what can be made real is the technology that is seen within these sci-fi genre's. Look at the everyday cell phone. Most flip open, just like the TOS communicators do. Also look at the ear piece style phones that are commonly used today. They come from Uhura's ear comm another deveice from Star Trek. The we have the BlackBerries and the PDA's the were born from the PADD device from ST:TNG. So yes in some reguards Star Trek is real, but in order for Starfleet to be real, we will need to have a vessel that can go as half the speed of light to start out with, then Star Trek will be real. The aliens though will be completely different then what is seen in the shows and the movies.

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Report this Feb. 04 2009, 11:35 am

yes, Star trek is real

we are on a website called startrek.com, we have lots of dvds that show that star trek is real

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Report this Feb. 05 2009, 5:26 am

Quote (vgrbabe @ Feb. 05 2009, 12:35 am)
yes, Star trek is real

we are on a website called startrek.com, we have lots of dvds that show that star trek is real

Are you for real?  :D

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Report this Feb. 06 2009, 12:26 am

Yes

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Report this Feb. 06 2009, 12:52 pm

Quote (ctrek @ Feb. 05 2009, 1:26 am)
Yes

if it was real we would be in real trouble. As Sci Fi it barely bearable as reality it would be worst than have your head hack off with a butter knife.

:laugh:

On a lighter note it amazes me the things trekkie do,did you guys read about the guy robbing 7 -11 with a klingon Sword..

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Report this Feb. 19 2009, 6:18 pm

Of course it is real.
Just like the mythology of the past is a collection of stories that we can learn from, Trek is the mythology of the future about how we as a species can finally grow up.
Just like the mythology of old is enacted in movies and shows, but never gets it exactly the way it would "really" look, Trek is the same way. As Quan sometimes quipped, "The real Picard has a full head of hair."
So, getting the computer equipment, alien appearance and language, and other technology is irrelevant. The stories it tells and the universe it creates are definitely one possible future....and it is one I embrace.

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Report this Feb. 20 2009, 5:40 am

Are we real? Maybe we're the result of some temporal anomaly. We're not supposed to exist! :whatthe:

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Report this Feb. 28 2009, 4:50 am

I wish... :O It's inspiring for people that are into astrophysics and stuff...

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Report this Feb. 28 2009, 11:06 am

Quote (GrandLunar2007 @ Feb. 02 2009, 5:37 am)
Quote (spocksboss1 @ Feb. 01 2009, 9:05 pm)
Is it possible that 'Star Trek' is real?

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-Computer tech
A great book on this is "The Computers of Star Trek".
Computers of the 23rd century won't look like what we've seen in "Star Trek". Likely, we would hardly regonize them as computer tech.


That's pure speculation on your part, computers can only change to a limited degree and still remain viable to  humans and society. As far as recognising them goes thats a matter of training a person to use the interface of the computer.

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-Weapons
Phasers, I can accept, since they appear to be a sort of particle beam, and that is plausible science.
Photon torpedoes, on the other hand, aren't really nessesary, and even cumbersome, as far as having to deal with making antimatter. Likely, we'll use relativistic kill vechiles. These are just solid masses shot at a target near light speed. Depending on how much mass the weapon is, you can get explosive yields in the hundreds, or even thousands of megatons.


Phasers are an "evolution" of the laser.

Photon Torpedos are a natural progression from the nuclear weapons of today.

BTW it's easier to create anti-matter than to accelerate an object to the Speed of light.

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Report this Mar. 02 2009, 7:35 pm

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That's pure speculation on your part, computers can only change to a limited degree and still remain viable to ¿humans and society. As far as recognising them goes thats a matter of training a person to use the interface of the computer.



No, not my part. It's by the authors of the book I mentioned. Look it up, and give it a read.

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Phasers are an "evolution" of the laser.

Photon Torpedos are a natural progression from the nuclear weapons of today.

BTW it's easier to create anti-matter than to accelerate an object to the Speed of light.


From what I've read on phasers, they use a beam of particles. I believe it's referred to as nadions in the series. Fictious, yes, but it still shows them as being a sort of particle beam, which is different than a laser; their energy yield is derived from different physics equations.


Making antimatter is one thing. Containing it is another.

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Report this Mar. 04 2009, 10:33 am

Quote (GrandLunar2007 @ Mar. 02 2009, 4:35 pm)

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Well thats not entirely correct. It is true that sound cannot travel through a vacuum. YET the shock wave from an explosion could be transfered into sound once it hits the hull so a space faring vessel.

So you in essence you can actually hear sound in space as long as you are in a medium that can tranfer the shock waves from explosions/ vibrations and the like into sound.


You'd feel the shockwave, but you wouldn't experience what "Star Trek" shows in terms of sounds.


Granted and that goes back to the fact that the producers are trying to give the audience something they can relate to.



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That's pure speculation on your part, computers can only change to a limited degree and still remain viable to ?humans and society. As far as recognising them goes thats a matter of training a person to use the interface of the computer.



No, not my part. It's by the authors of the book I mentioned. Look it up, and give it a read.

I have the book, I just wish they would do a second edition.

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Well on Star Trek we have seen at most a few hundred variations of the humaniod form.

As of January 2009 there is a conservative estimate that says there are 1 million stars with planets that are identical to earth as far as conditions to support life as we know it.

Although there are pleanty of possibilities for life.


Unless congrugant evolution (the same phenomenon that is responsible for the similarity between the human eye and the octopus eye) is at work on a galatic scale, it's not likely that we'll see so many humanoid forms.
As I mentioned, aliens that have achieved such a degree of technology to transverse space are likely to be cyborgs.

I doubt any society will use cyborgs after they learn how to control and manipulate DNA(not necccisarily in that order)

There should be a much wider variety than is seen on Star Trek yet human nature is going to lead us to search for others similar to our own kind.

Just the fact that there are a 1 million planets like earth raises some very interesting possibilities.

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