It’s like my mom always said, while telling me not to smoke pot when I was a teenager while she was smoking a joint, “do as I say, not as I do.” I found it obnoxiously hypocritical then, and I do now too!
An overlooked detail in the Trek universe was the lack of bathrooms. They had showers, but no toilets. Answer - transporter technology emptying the bladder and bowels on a continuous basis. It also explains how they maintain their excellent abs. Instead of binge and purge, it’s binge and beam. Read more
I’d like to think that the state of security today, with sandboxed applications, encrypted hard drives and randomized address spaces, is a direct consequence of software engineers watching Trek in the 80s and 90s, saying, “Well let’s make sure THAT can’t happen,” and then going to work.