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Nov 01

Trek Tech

So warp drives and transporters may never be developed this century, but already some areas of science are more advanced that some things depicted on Trek. Read the Wired article. Being the trekkie that I am, I will say that the second last paragraph is erroneous (isolinear chips, anyone?), and the final paragraph should also be noted :)

“Scientists could synthesize a gene that carries the recipe for this hybrid hemoglobin, and through gene therapy, insert it into Captain Kirk. Kirk would begin to produce the hybrid hemoglobin in his blood, and the next time he encounters aliens who live underwater, he can spend enough time in their environment to negotiate a peace treaty and make a new girlfriend.”