If you’ve watched even one episode of the original Star Trek, you know that Spock spends most his time looking down the scope on his station. It was put there, because in the 60’s they tried to make a space ship that would be like a real ship. They figured since submarines have scopes that the crew looks in for information and navigation, so should the Enterprise. Hey, it was the 60’s.
So what was Spock looking at the whole time? Dang it, he was slacking off, checking his Facebook. That’s right, they have Facebook in Star Trek. It’s the future!