Desert Island Planning for a Best Friend -- Star Trek Style

Someone Else's Island (The Daily Post)

We’ve all been asked what five objects we’d take with us to a desert island. Now it’s your best friend’s (or close relative’s) turn to be stranded: what five objects would you send him/her off with?

My wife is my best friend and we've known each other for longer than we've been married. We met in college almost 26 years ago. Technically she's my best friend forever (BFF) since that's what we promised each other during our marriage ceremony.

I would want my BFF as comfortable as possible and able to survive any challenge. Here are the five objects I would want my best friend to have.

  • Firstly, since she will need food, shelter, clothing etc., I would pack a futuristic version of a 3D printer -- a Star Trek style replicator. I know, I know. The replicator doesn't exist. But since the scenario itself isn't real I think the solutions can be fantasy.
  • The second object I would pack is a backup replicator. What if the first replicator breaks down and needs spare parts and tools to repair it? A second replicator offers some assurances that my BFF will be ok.
  • Energy source for the replicators. The devices are useless without power. The power source must be renewable. Assuming desert island means tropical desert island I think a solar-powered source would be best. Perhaps a solar-powered Stirling steam engine.
  • A transporter. Yes, why not? Perhaps my BFF wants to come get me so we can hang out on this deserted island together. After all, we have everything we need.

Wait, that's only four objects! Yes, because I ran out of ideas.

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