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Posted October 9, 2002
This is a very good book. The authors do a great job of comparing current level of computer technology to the kind of technology that is presented on Star Trek. The only criticism that I must mention regarding this book is the authors appear quite confident in claiming that our current level of computer technology is even greater than the technology of the Star Trek computers. I do not believe that to be an entirely accurate statement. While I do take well their point that there are computers today that are even smaller than some of the terminal we see in Star Trek, the series does portray a technology that we don't have. There have been episodes in Star Trek where some of the computer technology presented is considerably superior to ours. We are far from being able to create holodecks with that kind of sophistication. Even if Star Trek depicts a somewhat inaccurate technology when it comes to computers, it is still significantly superior to ours. In order to advance our computer technology to that level, new laws of physics have to be discovered. Perhaps the theory does exist on how to create those powerful super quantum computers, but we lack the necessary knowledge of Quantum Physics to be able to carry it out. Maybe in 10-20 years. Other than that, the book is excellent and highly informative, even for the expert reader. I would recommend this book to anyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 27, 1999
THIS BOOK MAKES A PERFECT STAR TREK XMAS PRESENT!!!
This book is the perfect Christmas present for anyone interested in Star Trek, Computers or both. It has just been published and is available now. Here are just a few of the many terrific advance comments this book has received ---- 'For the computer illiterate, the Star Trek savvy and all combinations in between, The Computers of Star Trek is not only a painless examination of the history and future of computers but a highly entertaining one as well.' Walter Koenig --- 'The Computers of Star Trek is a fun-filled tour of the technology of Star Trek.'. Howard Frank, former chairman of DARPA (Department of Defense Advance Planning Agency) --- 'The Computers of Star Trek is a must for Star Trek fans and anyone curious about the future of computers.' Clifford Pickover, author of Surfing Through Hyperspace --- 'Gresh and Weinberg have written a funny and amazing book about a hidden world of Trek.' Matt Costello, author of The Seventh Guest computer game --- 'It's the first must-read computer manual.' Dr. E.C. Krupp, director of Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles --- Order it now for Holiday delivery!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 16, 2011
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