It is a rare person who has not noticed that the Star Trek crew bounces around like Superballs in a tin can whenever they are attacked by the enemy. But someone recently posed a theory about this that makes sense. The Cheezburger Network postulated that the Star Trek crew can't keep to their seats because in the future, seat belts are a "lost technology."
We know this happens. Archaeologists find an ancient culture that knew how to use a certain technology. As they dig through the layers of time, they find that there is no trace of that knowledge centuries later. Mankind forgets earlier technologies all the time.
So I am relieved that someone figured out this Star-Trek-bouncy thing. Thank you, cultural experts at Cheezburger. :D
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