Hell, they had copies of the people in the "pattern buffer." Just beam them back to the Enterprise and stick them back there. This way you don't lose the experience by making a new one each time.
As I understand it...
- If I'm in a crowded theater and I yell "Fire!" and everybody laughs and keeps watching the show, there's no problem.
- If I yell "Fire!" and everybody gets up and leaves in an orderly fashion and no one is injured but the show is interrupted, I might get sued by the theater owner who had to refund tickets to all those people or schedule a new show for them.
- If I yell "Fire!" and everybody panics and runs out of theater, trampling anybody who gets in their way, I can be arrested for various crimes because of my actions.
"Free speech" does not relieve you of the consequences.
Yeah, but it's pretty messy. I mean, have you ever shoveled coal? I wouldn't want that in my house.
They've had a link to pre-owned roadsters for awhile. Of course, it's rare to actually find one, dammit...
Well, it could launch a hypersonic drone to deliver your Q-Tips and AAA batteries when you're visiting Suriname.
If you want a tattoo on your wrist, either put it on the wrist where you wouldn't wear a watch [...]
But I don't need a watch! I've got a phone!
Agreed. Now-a-days, they're the choice of old people.
Apple's saying that BLOOD ONLY REFLECTS RED is bullshit.
Agreed, but I think you're being pedantic. Blood reflects mostly red and I assume that is how they use it.
Perhaps those robots were less advanced than Amazon's robots
Yes. Yes we were.
Robot probes are far better science for the buck
The Apollo manned missions returned 2200 moon rocks, soil, and core samples weighing 382 kilograms. Soviet lunar probes returned 2 samples of soil weighing 0.362 kilograms. The Apollo program cost $20 billion. The Luna program's estimated cost was $4.5 billion.
So we spent 4.5x the money and got 1000x the samples. Whether the "science" was better because of this is debatable, but at least by one measure, your theory doesn't necessarily pan out.
To me, the advantage of probes is that, individually, they are easier, cheaper and quicker than a manned mission. If I were a middle-aged scientist wishing to confirm a theory about Mars, I'd rather have a probe that would arrive in 8 years than I waiting another 30 years and, assuming I was physically able to make the trip, be able to test out my theory on the surface of the planet.
Yes, you take a performance hit when you emulate but if your computer is speedy you don't notice.
On the other hand, if your "computer" (i.e., cell-phone, tablet) is not speedy, you will. And if your computer uses batteries, you will also notice.
And Cargo spacecraft are not--unless you count the Shuttle, which is no longer flying.
Well, if it walks like a taxicab and talks like a taxicab, how is it not a taxicab? Because you signal it with a hep and cool app instead of making a phone call?
Actually, that's one change I'd like to see--there has to be more than one licensed driver in the vehicle in order to use the carpool lane. You're not really removing a car from the road if the people you're transporting can't drive.