Saturday, August 31, 2013
I Want to Live on the Enterprise
My husband and I have spent some time over the last few months discussing what we'd like to do for our careers. Mine is portable - I can do it from anywhere. His will be down the road - he's ramping it up so he can work from home as well. And as I considered all the options of where to go and what to do, I've decided that I want to live on the Enterprise.
Why, you ask?
1. The food replicators. All you have to do is tell the computer what you'd like to eat, and it materializes right in front of you. Not only that, but it's always the perfect combination of nutrients - the molecules have been altered so that no matter what you order, it's healthy. So no cooking, no cleaning up afterwards, the stuff you want is always available, and it's always healthy? Yeah. Sign me up for that.
2. Awesome education opportunities. We're a homeschool family, so imagine how cool it would be to live on the Enterprise and do school from there. We wouldn't just talk about the galaxies - we'd go look at them. We could meet other life forms face-to-face. We would have access to the ship's computer to learn whatever else we wanted. And with the holodeck, field trips would be amazing.
3. No crime. Everyone on board has been carefully screened, and if anything bad were to happen, you just call Worf and he'll come take care of it. Of course, there are those alien life forms who don't understand the rules and sometimes create some havoc, but that's always resolved within about forty minutes or so.
4. No need for money. On the Enterprise, all your needs are met. You can replicate anything you need and you don't have to buy it. Interestingly enough, the crew quarters aren't filled up with stuff even though they can create anything they want - they must un-create it when they're done using it. How would that be - everyone has what they need, so there's no greed or jealousy. Possessions are just things, and don't create animosity.
Yes, I've decided. Of all the places I want to live, I choose the Enterprise. And like I said, I can take my business anywhere - I could totally edit in ten forward while sipping a hot chocolate served to me by Guinan, or sitting under a weeping willow on holodeck two while my kids play in a babbling brook. As long as we can keep Q from abducting our daddy and trying to make him become part of the continuum, it would be perfect.