This Engineering Deck houses a comprehensive technical database of those Star Trek technologies, together with information on how real science and engineering are today catching up to those technologies. Many of the technologies "created" for Star Trek were done so out of simple economic necessity — the transporter was created because the budget of the original series in the 1960s did not allow for expensive shots of spaceships landing on planets. However, much of that technology is today a reality - such as those Starfleet communicators we use today that we call 'cell phones'. And scientists are today setting the technical foundations for other Star Trek-inspired engineering accomplishments.

In addition, information is available on advanced engineering concepts such as warp theory and starship design, and the potential for their application today. To access any of these databases, please click on the relevant buttons on the left of this console.