|He owns this day.|
|In New York you can legally punch|
someone in the face for saying climate
change is a hoax. Punch. In the face.
But Star Trek is about a bright, implausibly optimistic future, and since there's a decent chance we'll all be dead by the time it rolls around, I propose we start living in it today. How? I'm glad I pretended you asked. Here're some 21st century ways to party like it's 2299, you know, before we're all swept out to sea:
|Look, I made a thing! And it |
only took me 74 hours!
Anyway, we can also look forward to replicators simultaneously solving both our garbage and energy problems. You see, not only will they convert energy into matter, but they'll also convert matter into energy. On the Enterprise, the replicators take leftover food, broken equipment, even the waste generated by the crew and turn it into energy which in turn powers the replicators.
|Yeah Jean-Luc, the computer didn't just pull the|
atoms for your Earl Grey tea out of thin air. Future!
|Pictured: proof that we, |
as a species, are doomed.
Sure, becoming a Borg will strip you of your individuality and link you to a collective consciousness where you can't even escape into the privacy of your own thoughts but if you take a close look at the user agreement on Facebook, you'll see we're pretty much there already. All that's left is the cyborg arm.
|Today is Three of Six's birthday. Send him a Starbucks gift certificate?|
|A real-life holodeck that plays Halo?|
Now you'll never have to face reality!
It can extend the game beyond the confines of the screen and even mess with your environment by projecting an image of your living room over itself and then distorting it. It sounds pretty cool, and while it's not an immersive holographic environment with total freedom of movement and solid objects made out of light and force fields, it's also not going to gain sentience and try to murder you. I'd call that a plus.
|Above: Riker, thanking space-Jesus that it was Data's stupid Moriarty hologram|
that took over the ship and not his program: Three-way on Tellar Prime.
|Happy Federation Day everybody!|
Oh, and sorry about the kind of grim tone, what with the climate doom and all. Back in the sixties when Star Trek started, all anyone worried about was nuclear war, and that turned out ok. I'm sure if we all get Nissan Leafs and someone invents cold fusion in the next couple of weeks, we'll be fine.