Merry Christmas wrote:
In a universe where people will kill you for your shoes, what effect do you think a fountain of youth (one that is collectable, portable and capable of being sub-divided
) will have on people after the knowledge of it becomes generally known?
This has been my position for years. Once the secret about the planet gets out, the Ba'ku become a major pain in the ass for the Federation/Starfleet. And whomever comes calling for those particles the next time may not care whether the Ba'ku live or die in the process of extraction.
They go back to being mortal, but their culture will go on. It won't get eradicated.