Analogies Я Us

Jason, echoing Tony’s disbelief that a transporter mishap could find people “imported” into the holodeck: “That’s like putting your book in the microwave so you can watch it on television.”

Apart from our other questionable adventures over Saint Patrick’s Day weekend, our ragtag band of misfits spent much valuable time discussing topics of the utmost importance in today’s sensitive climate, such as the feasibility of space elevators, the peculiar behavior of bodies in space, and—naturally—the curious systems engineering of the future.

You just have to reverse the polarity! That solves everything.

Can you remind me what the “systems engineering of the future” is about?