Originally Posted by matty
Prof Stephen Hawkin reckons its doable, and hes a right smart ****er
I agree with him. But the problem is damned hard. So hard, in fact that we are going to need a truly gigantic army of righteously smart ****ers to solve it.
To give Roddenberry credit, his vision involved making Science officers and Engineers into significant heroes of his story. Without them, Kirk is dead fifty times over. Also to Roddenberry's credit, he made advances in social justice part of the future as well. He knew that we wouldn't be able to solve hard problems like FTL travel until we stopped wasting human potential with greed, petty wars, and social injustice.