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Never Gonna happen Treknology and Technobabble

Treknoir

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Report this Oct. 16 2011, 10:35 am

Inter species breeding doesn't bother me as a concept because we simply don't know what other life, if any, is out there in the cosmos. There is a tendency to think we are unique regardless of one's belief on humanity's origin. Until we meet another sentient being and compare genetics, it is unlikely we can breed and produce children who can breed, but not impossible. Without any proof to offer, I've always felt that humans are not unique and that we have been relegated to the "childrens" table until we mature. My vote goes for the transporter beam and replicator. I believe that replication within certain narrow parameters will be possible, but apple pie to components to sky's the limit, no. On the social science front, I find it ridiculous that humans, who were the equivalent of space faring toddlers in ST, would have any authority or moral superiority over more mature space faring beings. Best believe if Qoxrp'l and his kin can travel FTL or manipulate space time humans will be following, not leading.


It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. - Spock

2takesfrakes

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Report this Oct. 17 2011, 4:24 am

Sentient android technology is never going to happen ...
so ladies, please ... say no to machines in bed!
And only say YES, to HUMAN men.


Treknoir

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Report this Oct. 17 2011, 8:09 am

Quote: 2takesfrakes @ Oct. 17 2011, 4:24 am

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>Sentient android technology is never going to happen ...
so ladies, please ... say no to machines in bed!
And only say YES, to HUMAN men.

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Sorry, 2Takesfrakes, non-sentient machinery is already in widespread use.


Give the Japanese some time and the real world Data equivalent will be on the shelves in time for the 20XX holidays:



It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. - Spock

Ruliya

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Report this Oct. 20 2011, 5:49 pm

Quote: grhyno @ Sep. 19 2011, 5:24 pm

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>For whatever reason, 23rd and 24th century weapons don't have sights on them.  I would imagine that the weapons of those periods would have some pretty sweet optics, but maybe their weapons just intuitively find their mark.  And there's a lot of hip shooting going on.

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How many trek episodes have you watched? How many times do people seem to miss? It's like they're aiming randomly, or missing "just" on purpose. and in DS9 we do start to see a few "sights" on the phaser rifles, at least. Still doesn't help, all the trek races need a few lessons in proper "weapons usage" it seems

starlisa

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Report this Nov. 14 2011, 4:01 pm

Who knows what kind of amazing technology there will be in the future. In that way, I find everything I've seen in Voyager "believable". However, if I had to pick one thing, I'd say the transporter. I'm not convinced it will ever be possible to transport a person. But it's an incredible idea and, ultimately, who knows! The technology I'd most like to have is the replicator - fantastic machine

Doctor_Quantum

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Report this Nov. 17 2011, 5:28 pm

Truthfully all of the non-corporeal beings of pure thought make no sense scientifically. Every scrap of evidence we have says that thought is a result of the processes of that corporeal engine we call the brain.


Also, ST tends to present "evolving beyond the need for a physical body" as some part of evolution and also tends to present evolution as something that happens in individuals when it really happens from generation to generation. An already born individual does not further evolve.


On a purely scientific basis, most of Star Trek doesn't make sense.


Faster than light travel.


Teleportation.


Time travel.


Shapeshifters that can change their mass.


And so on. Strictly speaking, by some rigid definitions of science fiction, most sci fi in movies and on tv is more Science Fantasy where science is just a window dressing.

Treknoir

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Report this Nov. 21 2011, 7:40 am

Quote: Doctor_Quantum @ Nov. 17 2011, 5:28 pm

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>And so on. Strictly speaking, by some rigid definitions of science fiction, most sci fi in movies and on tv is more Science Fantasy where science is just a window dressing.

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Truthfully, the only real difference between the sci fi and fantasy genres is that sci fi attributes events/technology/abilities to a "natural" or known cause as opposed to supernatural.


So if Jane Doe is a telepath, in sci fi her people evolved this way or she was genetically modified. In a fantasy story it is a gift from a deity or no explanation is given at all.


It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. - Spock

Broadstorm

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Report this Nov. 21 2011, 9:59 pm

The universal translators are used as an easy way out of dealing with different languages.  The problem is that a translator would need to get the message, and then translate it.  Even on Earth, there are languages with different sentence structures.  English places the adjective before the noun, but Spanish places the adjective after the noun.  Also, we see lips move, forming the English words.  We should see something that sounds like a conversation in Star Wars, each character speaking in whatever language, but then they look at something that shows what is being said.


Computers from different races that are able to communicate & share information.  Even now, there are file types & programs that are incompatible with each other even though they are derivative of many of the same developments.


A mammal travelling really, really fast turning into a reptile is rather ridiculous.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Nov. 22 2011, 8:19 am

And how does the universal translator mute the sounds coming out of your mouth while broadcasting a translation in your voice?

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