Captain’s blog. Stardate 72216.8
I’ve received an urgent request to mark the premiere of Star Trek Beyond with some thoughts about how ADI technology could have played a role aboard the original USS Enterprise. The idea is, as a certain crew member of the NCC-1701 might have said, “Fascinating.”
Live long and prosper. At least just a bit more.
Watch enough Star Trek episodes, and even a casual viewer will notice that crew members in red shirts seem to die a lot. Had those red shirts come from Hexoskin, ADI technology could have helped gather location and environmental data, beamed them to the cloud for analysis, and relayed a text to the wearer’s communicator to get him the heck out of danger.
I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain!
For all the matter/anti-matter horsepower of the Enterprise’s warp drive engines, poor Montgomery Scott, the ship’s chief engineer, was always being berated by Captain Kirk because there was never enough power to get out of whatever situation had been written into the script. Engineering can be a thankless job.
If only Scotty had access to our very own EngineerZone. Instead of screaming through the intercom, he could have calmly posted a question about dilithium crystals and had a wealth of solutions pop up right there on his Android or iOS communicator.
Are you out of your Vulcan mind?
When it came to bedside manner, Leonard McCoy, the Enterprise’s cantankerous chief medical officer was no Hawkeye Pierce or Derek Shepherd. You got the feeling he didn’t really want to see patients and they didn’t want to see him. If only they had the remote monitoring capabilities offered by ADI and LifeQ. Non-invasive body monitoring devices would capture essential physiological data and advanced bio mathematical algorithms would combine to help manage and maintain the crew’s health and wellbeing. Plus, it would be great to hear McCoy snarl, “I’m a doctor, not a micro-electro-mechanical-bio-mathematical engineer.”
Captain’s blog. Supplemental
It’s hard to improve on something as unique and special as Star Trek. Yet, for all its visionary technology and innovation, I still think a little help from ADI might have made it even better. And the Enterprise and her crew might have not only boldly gone where no man had gone before, they might have also gone Ahead of What’s Possible.
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