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Old April 5 2014, 05:53 PM   #43
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Re: automated ships a good or bad idea?

I think the whole underlying point of Federation Technology is to Give citizens of the Federation a purpose, A reason for being. Sure they could build Automated Starships that could Explore and Relay data Back to Starfleet Command, Or automated Battleships that could Patrol the Borders and escort (automated) cargo tugs to and from destinations. but whats the fun in that? You would have a Giant welfare State, The Federation would quickly Turn in the AXIOM from WAL-E. And I'm sure (In the trek verse anyway) that most other races realized that once the became an Intergalactic Civilisation that Purposing their general citizenry in one way or another was better for the species as a whole than simply automating everything.
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