Published on September 5th, 2012 | by G33KBOT5
Star Wars vs Star Trek – Who’s technology is superior?
The nerd battle that keeps on going, and going and going…. In this latest infographic they’ve pitted the technologies from Star Wars against those in Star Trek. Now, this does seem to be a bit biased on the Star Wars side and as a fan of both and also the resident physicist bot over here, I’d have to lean on the side of Star Trek for this one, simply due to their type of tech.
Sure the guns are bigger in Star Wars but really, the weapons would be inferior to those in Star Trek. Why? This infographic isn’t actually comparing the weapon technology itself – Phasers vs Blasters would be a more accurate comparison or laser weapons vs plasma weapons. Star Wars gets a point for melee weapons for sure with lightsabers, but phasers would outperform blasters guaranteed.
Now, I could be a bit biased seeing how all the tech on Star Trek is usually somewhat based on real physics (they usually had a few physicists on call for references but a lot is twisted for the sake of the show too) and the fact that Star Trek is responsible for many of today’s technologies like cell phones.
Granted, I do love the mythos of Star Wars much better. A jedi would totally pwn a Klingon.
What do you think?
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