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Old April 2 2014, 11:37 AM   #30
Robert Comsol
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Re: automated ships a good or bad idea?

Timo wrote: View Post
Robotic dilithium transports, OTOH, might still tempt the bold and the greedy.
Apparently, it didn't matter to "The Pirates of Orion" whether the USS Huron was automated or manned by a small crew.

I don't recall its crew to activate any defense measures and certainly an AI could have just made a distress call. Thus, to have this ship manned with people just created the potential for unpleasant hostage negotiations (had the Orions decided to abduct the crew, too).

Bob
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