Navy's Future Command Center Makes Star Trek A Reality

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems centre Pacific (SPAWAR) is the Navy's new command centre designed to create an "unfair advantage" over enemy forces. And I'll be damned if they didn't set it up to look like the USS Enterprise.

Spaceship-like setups include a 135-inch viewscreen, huge multi-touchscreen desks and fancy equipment and screens being scattered all over the damned place. Essentially, it looks like the future.

All this stuff is designed to tackle things like network-enabled warfare and management and systems designs, somewhat boring stuff compared to laser guns and the like, but probably way more important in future conflicts. In any case, I look forward to the time when they put all this stuff on a spaceship.

[CNET via Fast Company]