Amazing Star Trek Technologies Not Applicable in Real Life
People have created a lot of things with the help of technology, and there are a lot of article online that celebrate the wonders of Trek tech but may not be good in real life. While smartphones, portable data tablets, holodecks, and universal translators are useful and cool devices, there are Trek technologies that may cause harm instead of goodness to the human race. Let’s try to discuss the great Star Trek technologies but are not suitable and good to use in real life. Let us focus on food replicators, synthehol, and transporters.
1. The Amazing Food Replicators. Do you want android machines to cook your food? How will a food replicator taste the food? For people who don’t really cook, it may be a good idea for them to have a food replicator, but definitely not for mothers and health and fitness enthusiasts. While the Star Trek universe greatly depend on these food machines, the earth won’t survive without human intervention. The Federation may know that a Tasty Wheat taste, they are also a big bureaucratic organization, cutting corners, which means that the food machines in star Trek utilize the least number of available resources. We are still lucky to be living in the world where people are still very interested to learn the art and science of culinary, serving healthy and hearty meal because if food replicators replace them, the world will never taste a gourmet meal again.
2. Not a good alcohol for Synthehol! There are thousands of mortality rate resulting from alcoholism every year and so as drunk driving. It is not sensible and suitable to have a substance that can degrade the judgment of your crew on a star ship. Sythehol does not hold a candle to the real stuff, and officers are breaking them out behind closed doors, with Romulan wine still showing up at times. There is no need to research the top 10 wine coolers on the star system, and nobody would care if the stuff is real or not. The only conflict is that we drink alcohol both to achieve the desired effects and the taste.
3. Be anywhere fast and easy with transporters. Within seconds, you can go to any place in the world using a transporter, saving your time, money, and effort from long-distance traveling. Are you willing to be like one of the crew members of Science Officer Commander Sonak who unluckily slated to beam aboard? Even with cloud technologies, data loss is still a real thing. While Star Trek universe has all the best gadgets and state-of-the-art technologies, the space is scary and be careful what you wish for.