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Re: The trouble with advice from random people on the Internet...
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2012, 11:55:39 AM »
You guys do know that Star Trek isn't real.

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Re: The trouble with advice from random people on the Internet...
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2012, 11:59:04 AM »
You guys do know that Star Trek isn't real.

Not yet. Hasn't happened since it's in the fuuture...

We're waiting.
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Re: The trouble with advice from random people on the Internet...
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2012, 11:59:38 AM »
You guys do know that Star Trek isn't real.

Thank you, Mr. Sunshine!   ;)

What next...  Santa?  ::)
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Re: The trouble with advice from random people on the Internet...
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2012, 12:10:14 PM »
You guys do know that Star Trek isn't real.

Not to be a killer of jokes...

Sure... maybe we don't have FTL ships or transporters yet but you already have a fully functional communicator on your belt (or in your pocket) and there is tech in the labs right now that could lead to a tricorder like device.  We have 3D printers and robots either build or help build just about everything we use today.

We are already on the road to being Borg.  Eye glasses, contact lenses, replacement limbs, artificial organs and replacement joints.  I just read an article on research that has found a way to connect a replacement limb directly to our nervous systems to allow close to normal motor control and restore touch.  Sure it's a ways away from being a production model but in time it will get there.

Our computers are actually well ahead of the original Star Trek computers and much smaller.  All we really need some Vulcans and a few of those green dancing girls.

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Re: The trouble with advice from random people on the Internet...
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2012, 01:33:18 PM »
You guys do know that Star Trek isn't real.

Not to be a killer of jokes...

Sure... maybe we don't have FTL ships or transporters yet but you already have a fully functional communicator on your belt (or in your pocket) and there is tech in the labs right now that could lead to a tricorder like device.  We have 3D printers and robots either build or help build just about everything we use today.

We are already on the road to being Borg.  Eye glasses, contact lenses, replacement limbs, artificial organs and replacement joints.  I just read an article on research that has found a way to connect a replacement limb directly to our nervous systems to allow close to normal motor control and restore touch.  Sure it's a ways away from being a production model but in time it will get there.

Our computers are actually well ahead of the original Star Trek computers and much smaller.  All we really need some Vulcans and a few of those green dancing girls.

 ;D

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Re: The trouble with advice from random people on the Internet...
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2012, 01:49:19 PM »

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Re: The trouble with advice from random people on the Internet...
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2012, 02:07:01 PM »
And I just read an article about haptic feedback touchscreens (a rumor about the Ipad 3) - touchscreens that change shape to mimic textures, like buttons. They DIDN'T have THAT in star trek.
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Re: The trouble with advice from random people on the Internet...
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2012, 02:09:00 PM »
And I just read an article about haptic feedback touchscreens (a rumor about the Ipad 3) - touchscreens that change shape to mimic textures, like buttons. They DIDN'T have THAT in star trek.

I would advise you to NOT use the iPad 3 as heat deflector either.  There, back on topic.  Whew!  8^)

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