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'Star Trek: Discovery' dishes on favorite Trek techThe cast and producers talk about how they would use Star Trek tech and what they see for us in the future.
[MUSIC] So, I want to ask, what's your favorite technology to use from Star Trek, and, if you had access to it today, what would you do with it? I do think it's transporter technology, right? I mean, I think that that's, a little bit, the holy grail of the next iteration How the world changes with technology, or un-iteration that would be extraordinarily paradigm shifting if there was no travel time, or something. Restarting the original Star Trek and it's other shows have been so influential on actual tech, what do you think is next? What do you actually think we'll see inspired from Star Trek? I think that what we're looking [INAUDIBLE] to next, and I think it's actually, interestingly enough, if you were to find its etiology in Star Trek it would be the Borg in The Next Generation. I think that the ability to, sort of, download the information without connectivity But directly into our brain feels like it's not that far off. I also think that there's a component of transporter technology which the idea of storage of anagrams. And I think the idea that if we stored, I think we're getting to a place where we can store what we think of as the mind if not the soul. So I think it's about information exchange, storage and handing off. Well, I really have always liked the holodecks. I just think it's, the possibilities are endless. And I love that it's, You get to kind of choose your adventure, but also that it feels like a real risk involved, I love that there's a real visceral quality to it and it's not just a visual sensation. So if you had access to a holodeck today, what would you do with it? I think I would [LAUGH] you know what I think I would Do. I've always wanted to, you know take a trip around the world but I think I would probably get a sampling of a lot different places and see which ones in the holiday that I like and then I'm like, okay so I really want to spend a month here. That's my, but that way I could save money and then just go to the places I know I really respond to For me, I'm a big foodie. I'd have to have the replicator that makes whatever food you want, whenever you want it. I think that's the most exciting one. Probably a curry, like my Auntie's curry. I love a good old fashioned Indian curry, like Pakistani style, Indian style, you know, rich spicy. I would really like to have a transporter pad, that would be really spectacular. I mean, that's a really tough question to answer, because you kind of want all of it. To be able to be anywhere you want that fast would be pretty incredible. If you had that teleporter pad now, where would you go? Wow, I'd just like to not sit in traffic to be honest with you. Well, I think my answer was the transporter, right. Because, I mean who doesn't wanna just beam over to Paris cuz you need a croissant or something? You know what I mean? [LAUGH] But you know, just the idea of, for instance. Here's a good example. I'm supposed to be getting an award in Los Angeles this evening, and it would've been nice to like beam over there and make an acceptance speech as opposed to the video that I gave them. So that would've been cool. Shot? Yeah. I think that the tricorder is really interesting. And apparently they actually are developing something that's pretty close to it, that there was some kinda breakthrough recently. I don't know what exactly it can scan. But the fact that you could do [SOUND] and find out all sorts of information about your environment or things or people around you. Of yourself if you had some ailment, like something going on. You could just go [BEEP NOISE] at home, and find something out. I think that could have incredible applications. There is no question. I'm pretty sure everybody would like to be beaming places here and there. What else is there? Actually, there's a famous question they ask people. Would you rather fly or be invisible? And flying is much more beneficial to everybody else. The people really want to be invisible so they can steal things mostly. That's what surveys show. Star Trek has been influential on technology for decades now. What's next? What do you sort of see for your show, from past Star Trek series, and from the tech that we have today, what do you you see coming in the future? Well I'm hoping that we have a breakthrough, obviously, in [UNKNOWN] technology, because I'd like to a planet [UNKNOWN] I'm hoping that we could have, on a selfish level, some kind of battery technology that allows this thing to last longer than a day without charging it. Fuel cell technology, and I'm Hoping that we can find some technological way to reverse the danger of EMUs. Because I'm surrounded by them. I sleep surrounded by cables and chargers. I walk around with ear drives. I know that there's all kinds of things that it's doing. Cellular change that it evokes around it. And I just decided to take that on anyway. I'm hoping that we can find somebody to counter that.