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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 733 Arc User
    starkaos wrote: »
    westx211 wrote: »
    valoreah wrote: »
    You're never going to 3D print enough food for everyone.

    When you can make seemingly infinite food, from seemingly infinite energy, from anywhere and at any time, suddenly you can. We can't 3d Print enough food for everyone. But we don't have seemingly infinite resources yet. Their ability to convert energy into matter enables them to. The federation is set hundreds of years in the future with technology and resources we currently can't quite achieve and the applications of those technology to solve things such as, world hunger makes sense. Because in Star Trek, the federation isn't being driven by greed, or a need for profit that might stop or slow down them solving issues that exist in our society, because they are simply a more advanced and superior society. Now there is the problem of getting replicators to people, but considering I think its Picard who mentions that world hunger no longer exists, they are able to easily supply their own planets with enough food, and even star ships can supply large amounts of food where it might be hard to come by.

    It took a while for the Federation to solve world hunger since they didn't have replicators, food synthesizers, or protein sequencers on Tarsus IV when Governor Kodos killed half of his colony so the other half could survive due to their food supply being destroyed by a fungus. Unfortunately, supply ships arrived earlier than expected so the sacrifice of half of the colony was completely meaningless.

    They still have agricultural worlds and natural products are considered a luxury. It is quite possible that an agro colony would not bother with a lot of food synthesizers when they can supply themselves with luxury cuisine at relatively low cost, especially in TOS times when the dialog mentions fabricators and general purpose replicators are apparently not at all common. In fact, Scotty mentioned that he replaced the food packs in the Bird of Prey because the Klingon stuff gave him a sour stomach (of course it may be that Klingon ships don't use food replicators anyway).

    As for the economy in TOS, it was fairly well established that the only measure of wealth that meant anything was dilithium crystals. It was also what the Romulan commander was talking about when she told Spock they were a poor but proud people (which is also why at least some (and probably most) Romulan ships use the singularity cores, they settled in an area of space where the dilithium that is essential to matter/antimatter reactors is extremely scarce).
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 34,225 Arc User
    They still have agricultural worlds and natural products are considered a luxury. It is quite possible that an agro colony would not bother with a lot of food synthesizers when they can supply themselves with luxury cuisine at relatively low cost, especially in TOS times when the dialog mentions fabricators and general purpose replicators are apparently not at all common. In fact, Scotty mentioned that he replaced the food packs in the Bird of Prey because the Klingon stuff gave him a sour stomach (of course it may be that Klingon ships don't use food replicators anyway).
    Well, Klingons have been established as having a cultural aversion to replicated food. So the food stores were probably the Klingon equivalent of jerky or MREs are something. I'm not sure that the Klingons even had a replicator in that bucket of bolts. They see it as a convenience, not a necessity.

    Anyways, replicated food canonically doesn't taste like natural food. Apparently it takes incredible skill to make it even close to the real thing. Just scanning something isn't good enough. You have to create a set of assembly instructions.
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  • lordgyorlordgyor Member Posts: 2,560 Arc User
    Strategema
    When does the season 3 poll start?
  • garaks31garaks31 Member Posts: 2,617 Arc User
    Kobayashi Maru
    plz feel free to start it when the first infos drop
  • starfarerthetastarfarertheta Member Posts: 737 Arc User
    Don't know how many would agree, but I feel those are deserved nominations. Sound design especially, that moment when the Ba'ul contacted Discovery was a stand-out moment in the season for me.
  • kekvinkekvin Member Posts: 633 Arc User
    it's a Novel
    Season 2 is some of the best trek I've seen in years. Its well diserved
  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 10,555 Arc User
    There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

    One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.

    You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

    Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.

    Robert Heinlein
  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 10,555 Arc User
    There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

    One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.

    You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

    Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.

    Robert Heinlein
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