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# 11
09-19-2012, 05:14 AM
I don't think warp drive was ever in question as a viable mode of propulsion, it's just that we don't have the means to keep the energy needed to sustain that kind of power over long periods of time. Until we can come up with a reliable source of anti-matter, that isn't the size of a city, we're stuck with our bottle rockets. Even nuclear fission pales to what we would need to get a working and reliable warp drive going. But hey, we have another 51 years to come up with it before the Vulcans pass by.
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# 12
09-19-2012, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by dan512 View Post
lets see, what have we got from star trek.
Communicators = bluetooth/cellphones
Pads= ipads and tablets
The desktop laptops= well we got laptops
Tricorders= in the medical industry they are now getting tricorder like devices that scan like them, just complete awsome.
plus many more things.

What do we have from star wars.

Plastic toy light sabers?
lasers?
We do have the evil republic action going on though!
We have people testing transporter devices transporting molecules from one point to another. far cry from ST but it's getting there and once we have transported then holodecks may become a reality
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# 13
09-19-2012, 07:20 AM
baby steps, it all baby steps, at least it has started and we are on the way.
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# 14
09-19-2012, 07:25 AM
Stuff I would like to see before I die.

Orbital Elevators (Solar Powered)

Solar Power generation systems.

Civilian trips into space.

Tricorders

Better mail service (no lie.)

Warp Drive

Lightsabers ^_^
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# 15
09-19-2012, 07:27 AM
What about Phasers
turbolifts
and replicators
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# 16
09-19-2012, 07:30 AM
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What about Phasers
turbolifts
and replicators
Phasers (Saw a youtube video Guy made one in his basement and it popped a balloon.)

Turbo lifts (pass)

Replicators (Okay You got me on that one but will never happen when the 1% have a monopoly on people.)
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# 17
09-19-2012, 07:33 AM
Intersting that "Warp Engine" design seems rather Vulcan to me :p

Automatically Opening Doors: Check
Hand held long range communication devices: Check
Hand Held Digital note pad: Check
Energy Matter Transporter: Work in Progress
Faster than Light Travel: Work In Progess

Now if we can just figure out Artificial Gravity and the Inertial Dampener
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# 18
09-19-2012, 07:34 AM
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Intersting that "Warp Engine" design seems rather Vulcan to me :p

Automatically Opening Doors: Check
Hand held long range communication devices: Check
Hand Held Digital note pad: Check
Energy Matter Transporter: Work in Progress
Faster than Light Travel: Work In Progess

Now if we can just figure out Artificial Gravity and the Inertial Dampener
Oh you forgot about the thin elastic space suit.
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# 19
09-19-2012, 07:38 AM
Anybody besides me remotely concerned that they're trying to generate a warp field inside Earth's gravity well?

Let's hope SciFi was wrong about the catastrophic potential of doing that.

P.S. I'm not all that worried. Probably the worst thing that could happen is accelerating an object through a wall at ten times the speed of light.
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# 20
09-19-2012, 10:01 AM
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Anybody besides me remotely concerned that they're trying to generate a warp field inside Earth's gravity well?

Let's hope SciFi was wrong about the catastrophic potential of doing that.

P.S. I'm not all that worried. Probably the worst thing that could happen is accelerating an object through a wall at ten times the speed of light.
I'm more concerend about those guys at CERN creating miniature black holes. I've read too many Sci-Fi books where that doesn't end well for us. :p
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