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Offline LCARS 24

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Smart automatic doors
« on: September 27, 2014, 09:06:31 PM »
Given the behavior of the sliding doors on starships, it would seem that a door sensor is a brainwave sensor rather than a proximity sensor and that the decision to open or close a door is made using algorithms derived from the artificial telepathy developed for the universal translator but can be overridden by the ship's security system.

People walk past doors, and they don't open. People get thrown against doors, and they don't open. But when a cat approaches a door taking for granted that it will open at the right moment, it does. Artificial telepathy.

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Re: Smart automatic doors
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 10:41:08 PM »
I think the sensors are able to tell the difference between someone walking past a door, and someone walking towards it.
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