Highly pictorial, this is eminently browseable, has a lot of information to teach us, and a positive message. But recent developments might make the return of hyposprays possible! I recommend this for any serious Star Trek fan. But all in all, hardly anyone asks the powerful artificial intelligences how they enjoy being merely tools, bit players in a human drama. Treknology looks at over 25 iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe. We aren't likely to be human the way we now understand human nature, once bioengineering gets up and running.
Brace yourself for a detailed look at the inner workings of Star Trek's computing capabilities, communications equipment, medical devices, and awe-inspiring ships. He even loves the Can't-we-all-get-along? He explained the science clearly and wrote in a fun way. Though, if you don't know Star Trek, you will be fully lost. You think people with gills will be just people who, unimportantly in any fundamental way, happen to have gills? The book is also a dead end, of course. This is definitely a book I'd recommend to any Star Trek fan, a great window into how the science fiction of the past has informed the technology of today, and where that technology may boldly go in the future. He is a Trekkie, and fills this book with arcane knowledge of Star Trek, real science and where they coincide or diverge. Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today.
This is definitely a book I'd recommend to any Star Trek fan, a great window into how the science fiction of the past has informed the technology of today, and where that technology may boldly go in the future. I gather the purpose of the book is to showcase the science of Star Trek in the real world. How fast could Kirk's Enterprise go compared with Picard's almost a century years later? It also sounds cautionary notes about the ethics of some of these technologies, something that is often forgotten in the race for new ways to kill ourselves. With many, many images to break up the science, this could almost be a coffee table book, definitely recommended. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley for review purposes. EthanSiegel Treknology StarTrek StarTrekTreknology StarTrektechnology tricorders warpdrive ClassicTrek StarTrekTheNextGeneration StarTrekEnterprise StarTrekVoyager DeepSpaceNine StarTrekDiscovery tractorbeams transporters impulseengines antimatter cloakingdevices deflectorshields phasers photontorpedoes universaltranslators GeneRoddenberry holodeck replicators synthehol FloridaGators UniversityOfFlorida astrophysicist Great nerd coffee table book I enjoyed this book.
Spoilery rant ahead - seriously, the ship can travel instantaneously from one place to another with the help of some space magic mushrooms and a space tardigrade. Would society, the content of our imaginations, and the world of entertainment be better off without it all? Treknology looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe. And Star Trek has kept going, too, through 13 movies, dozens of novelizations, and five television series beyond its initial three-year run that began in 1966. Lavishly illustrated with stills from the various Trek television series and films, ranging from The Original Series to the most recent Abrams and Lin films, the book looks not only at how the technology developed over the franchise, but also how it both inspired and was inspired by real life science and technology. And that, in turn, allows him to give good, popular-science accounts of Einstein's general relativity and Alcubierre's notion of defeating the speed-of-light constraint by bending space with a bubble of space-time. What matters most, though, is that through all of the great explanations and Trek future-history, Siegel never loses track of why any of this matters. Ethan Seigel is one of the best popularizers of Astronomy and Cosmology.
The writi I am a huge Trekkie. That means a lot of eye-candy here for both Trek and science fans. In some cases, I think they will only clarify for those who already have an understanding of the underlying concepts. PaymentPaymentAt this time we only accept PayPal as a payment option, but keep checking back as we add more options! The photos are great and placed throughout the book. Or do you just transport the information about those atoms and then rebuild the body? The pace of technological and hence societal change is so fast now, compared with a few centuries ago, that we've developed an entire branch of storytelling dedicated to imagining where those changes are headed.
Siegel's discussion of warp drive is a good example of the strengths of his approach. Should we want to be rid of it? Other parts left the in-universe and compared the technology to real world technologies etc. Warp drive ; Tractor beams ; Transporters ; Impulse engines ; Transparent aluminum ; Antimatter containment -- Weapons and defense. This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. While it was pretty heavy on the science at times, and while some of the physics stuff went right over my head, I did enjoy reading about the tech and the real life analogs. View more great items Powered by FrooitionFrooition www. This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world.
In all, I thought this was a great book, though it would have been much better in person, as the digital edition resolution isn't great or easy to flip through. We've come so far, and a lot of the things we take for granted on the show, are close to becoming reality. Be amazed by 25 iconic pieces of tech from the Star Trek canon and the science behind how they function with Treknology. The photographs and illus Great nerd coffee table book I enjoyed this book. Although i received a digital galley of the book via Netgalley, I was also fortunate to receive a hard copy as a gift and I can safely say that the book is beautiful. There are a few jars and bobbles along the way, technology run amok. It'll teach the aver This is a very good look at the science as used in Star Trek in all its variations , and more importantly what our current level of nous equates to.
Over 50 years later, as neural networks start to break down our old notions of robotics and artificial intelligence, it's possible to imagine that the cybernetic answer may prove very different. This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Siegel manages to be both concise and complete in his discussion of the various ways a transporter might work. I need to watch more Star Trek! And that lets him talk a little about the Uncertainty Principle and the problems of quantum-level knowledge. An engaging and entertaining look at the science from Star Trek, and its real world applications.