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It's The Beautiful Future I Would Want For Us

It is, quite simply, one of the few things that give me hope for humanity. It encourages me to dream of a more evolved society, or at least one that isn't doomed. One where we will have overcome our petty prejudices and religious superstitions.

But then I think, what am I to do, here in our crapsack world? I think the myopic, greedy, irrational people running it will ruin our chance at any future at all. And then I think: hey, some of us share this vision. Maybe it won't be so bad after all.

That said, I would take the first ship off this rock.
DamageCtrl DamageCtrl 22-25, F 3 Responses May 1, 2012

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I so agree with you, but even in star trek the 21st century was really bad. 600 million people were killed. Things got so bad that it woke people up about wanting a better life and a better future. I still have a sliver of hope that could happen one day.

Well, I guess you can't have real change without some growing pains...Sucks to be us, though, either way.

I'm not sure about that. In ST, capitalism existed until it was obsolete. I'm a bit foggy on how it happened, seeing that I haven't watched ENT yet...But I'm pretty sure it involved the near-collapse and restructuring of our civilization.<br />
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Although the capitalism that you're talking about is dead, anyway. I'm not sure what it is that we've got now, but I don't see much coming out of it, other than shitloads of disposable goods...planned obsolescence, manufactured demand, while the corporations get bailed out left and right and the middle class continues to erode.

Well the only real issue in Star Trek is of course the socialism and the denying of capitalism. Without capitalism, none of the ships get built and no UFP comes into existence. The major flaw in Star Trek is that people are never truly motivated when there is no gain at all. Probably the most honest, although deeply distorted alien in ST is the Ferrengei. AT least they understood capitalism was the only true mechanism and without it there is no succeeding. Star Trek is a utopia, one that can never be achieved. Once you realize that, then you can appreciate Roddenberry's dream. You know we will never get there because it would mean the end of humanity.