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Old April 5 2014, 07:37 PM   #44
Robert Comsol
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Re: automated ships a good or bad idea?

^^ I wholeheartedly concur. From "The Ultimate Computer":

KIRK: Granted, it can work a thousand, a million times faster than the human brain, but it can't make a value judgment. It hasn't intuition. It can't think.

KIRK: Machine over man, Spock? It was impressive. It might even be practical.
SPOCK: Practical, Captain? Perhaps. But not desirable. Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them. Captain the starship also runs on loyalty to one man, and nothing can replace it, or him.

Bob
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