|"Commander, you do not understand. Klingon honor demands |
that I kill you for this. Kill. You. I won't even feel bad about it."
-Worf, son of Mogh
and noted pooper of parties
|Above: Star Trek tackled tough issues like|
space-racism using subtle social commentary.
|Pictured: Everything that is|
wrong with the 21st century.
|Clearly in the future we'll|
all be goddamn wizards.
|"As a matter of fact I did understand|
that, and your words cut me deeply."
-Quark, noted ear-wanker
Speaking of implausible technological developments with significant downsides no one on Star Trek ever had to deal with: replicators. Sure, they're going to feed, clothe and shelter the masses of humanity and usher in a new age free of want, and that's going to be great, but not everyone is going to be able to exercise self-control. Ever watch TLC?
|Oh, right, hoarding. That is totally going to be a problem.|
|Want more stuff? Go raid the Irish coast.|
|The Holodeck OS 5.4 update finally |
fixed a bug that allowed the creation
of sentient literary super-criminals.
What I'm talking about is how hopelessly addicted we'll all become and how lame real life will seem after an hour in holo-land.
|"Weird? Nonsense Number One. What happens|
on the Holodeck, stays on the Holodeck."
about to get freaky
|Um...happy Federation Day everybody!|
But hey, I don't want to leave you on a down note, so maybe this will cheer you up: today also happens to be Leif Erikson Day, the day on which we celebrate the Viking explorer who discovered America long before Columbus and way the hell after the millions of people already living here. You can celebrate by talking like a Viking. All day. Seriously, it'll drive people insane. Enjoy!
|It's like Columbus Day, but without the genocide.|