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. In this article, let’s dig deeper on these amazing devices but are not really applicable in real life. We will concentrate on food replicators, synthehol, and transporters.
1. Machine Food Replicators. Can you imagine the world having android cooks? How will the food replicator know the taste of 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. The Star Trek universe greatly rely on these machines but humans won’t stand it. The food replicators seen in Star Trek utilize a minimal number of resources because the Federation is a giant bureaucratic organization. The world will be so sad not to ever taste a gourmet meal gain, so we must still be grateful because many people are still interested in learning culinary and serve healthy and hearty meals.
2. Synthehol. There are thousands of mortality rate resulting from alcoholism every year and so as drunk driving. It is not a good idea having 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. Apart from not needing to check on the top ten wine coolers in the star system, why would you 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. Travel in a blink of an eye with transporters. Yes, you can save so much time to go to one place to another using a transporter just at the blink of an eye. Do you want to be one of the crew members of Science Officer Commander Sonak who was unluckily slated to beam aboard immediately after? Even with cloud technologies, data loss is still a real thing. While Star Trek universe has all the best gadgets and technologies, the space is scary and be careful what you wish for.