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Trek Tech That Most Needs To Be Invented Before I Die:

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Warp Drive
  8742 votes / 27%
  6812 votes / 21%
  5649 votes / 17%
  5306 votes / 16%
270 votes / 0%
Cloaking Device
  721 votes / 2%
  467 votes / 1%
"Fully Functional" Androids
  3958 votes / 12%
31925 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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Trek Tech That Most Needs To Be Invented Before I Die:

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  • Re:Warp drive? (Score:5, Informative)

    by dingen (958134) on Monday December 27, 2010 @02:47PM (#34677992)
    You don't travel faster than light with a warp drive. You bend space so the distance you need to cross is really small. Then you bend it back and hey presto, you're lightyears away.
  • Re:Holodeck (Score:5, Informative)

    by TheRaven64 (641858) on Monday December 27, 2010 @05:55PM (#34679692) Journal

    Holodeck never made sense. How can beams of light have a physical presence?

    The holodeck used a combination of force fields, tractor beams, replicated matter, and projection. Stuff in the distance was just projected onto the walls. You walked around suspended on a force field that moved to give you the impression that you were travelling large distances when you were actually staying on the spot (with the aid of tweaks to the artificial gravity). Anything that you picked up would be replicated and then disintegrated when it went out of range.

    This means that the prerequisites for a holodeck are:

    The ability to manipulate gravity with very fine-grained control.

    Force fields.

    3D projection.

    Enough computing power to model 3D worlds accurately.

    Matter rearrangement (replication / disintegration).

  • Re:Holodeck (Score:4, Informative)

    by TheRaven64 (641858) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @08:58AM (#34685162) Journal
    See the Star Trek Technical Manual for the full explanation.
  • Re:Holodeck (Score:4, Informative)

    by Joce640k (829181) on Thursday December 30, 2010 @07:09AM (#34708904) Homepage

    And what about all the other devices?

    Scott Adams already covered this [] back when you were all embryos.

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