Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars
Starfleet used retrieved sensor readings of the Narada from 2233 to advance its own technology further than was originally achieved in the Prime timeline. Even Abrams and his people suggested as much to explain some of the stark technological and aesthetic differences between the original history and what Nero created with his arrival.
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151