Ain Jalut wrote:
Anything else could be simulated at home on a holodeck.
Why would school be necessary in the Federation with all that technology?
Why would you have to go anywhere if you could just have a holo-repeated avatar of yourself interacting with other people. Think about the movie "Surrogates" (if you've seen it) and apply that to holotechnology.
How about a holo Away Team? Beam down a robot that has a holoprojector, tricorder, and transmitter and you'd never have to leave your starship unless the robot encountered something not in it's programming or the tricorder picked up something it couldn't recognize.
Even now, we don't go to another planet without sending a robot/machine first to recon.