To build on the recent thread "Your Thoughts Needed," it made me wonder what we could accomplish if we applied some of our ST knowledge and logic to today's world issues?
I realize it's fictional, but the philosophy and science of ST is legitimate enough to lend some solutions to the real world. For example, how might the Federation handle diplomacy between the US and China's rising star? Isn't there an analogy to be had in the relationship between the Federation and the Romulans?
So, here's a challenge to all my fellow fans: Pick one world issue and place it in the Star Trek context; how would the Federation handle it?