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Poll of the Week: Choosing a Tech Focus!

Randal Shayne

Poll of the Week: Choose The Tech Focus!   

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  1. 1. Which aspect of space travel should Starfleet focus on improving?

    • Weapons
    • Shields
    • Recreational facilities
    • Sensors
    • Hull
    • Something else? Let us know in the comments section.

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It can be difficult to imagine a Starfleet that is even more advanced than what it is today. Already, ships can fly at preposterous speeds, massive arsenals can be unleashed, and vast starships can be protected from seemingly anything that can be thrown at them. Humanity has proven that collaboration can bring about an age of prosperity and progress hitherto undreamt of. 

Even now, that progress continues, highlighted by the introduction of the Warp XV engine and the designing of new vessels at the hands of our Advanced Starship Design Bureau. Even so, it seems that despite our capabilities, there are a plethora of mitigating factors that can throw crews for a loop. The shields are never quite strong enough, or are easily circumvented. Phasers, though powerful weapons, barely put a dent in some of the stronger foes the fleet has faced. Ships are constantly suffering from hull breaches, explosive decompressions, and rocks being blown out of consoles. 

The list goes on and on. Fortunately for us, the research division of Starfleet is always in motion, bringing new and better technologies to our fingertips, but they need your help! Your experiences in space are absolutely vital, and they want to hear from you. With that said, this week’s poll asks you to name the area of technology you want Starfleet R&D to study most urgently! Do you think our ship designs and materials need to be advanced? How about our weapons? Perhaps amenities aboard need improvements- nothing like a holodeck failure to take you out of the moment! Or maybe you want to fly past even Warp XV. Give us your vote, and let us know in the comments section below!

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I believe that hulls are the next step to improve because it's the one that haven't seen a leap in decades or a century (aside from ablative armor). I'd like to see the hulls being kind of organic so they'll be able to 'heal' itself or at least improve the way to make repairs if damaged. Maybe some nanotech that could assemble or build part of the hull to make ships more resilient and able to commit to longer missions without the need to come to a Starbase for repairs. 


So, any engineer up to the task of research it and make history? 


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I can only agree with Kelrod, new developments with the ships' hulls would be really nice. I second the idea of organic components capable of regenerative effects. And assuming that the 'bridge windows' from the Abramsverse and Disco are here to stay in the prime universe, they can probably be explained with progress on materials, especially transparent ones.

I'd like to see more hull/ship design based features and abilities that in part can be shared across different ship types. These should be integral parts of future hull design.

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