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If Zefram Cochrane invented warp drive . . .

Matthias Russell

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Report this Nov. 30 2010, 2:35 pm

I believe Cochranes were a standard unit. Officers would only be trained to operationally use a standard unit. Even if he didn't invent the scale, if it was a Starfleet standard and Starfleet became a federation organization, its measurement standards could be adopted whether other races had previous or better standards. The metric system is far better than SI, but the US military refuses to adopt it, so the entire American engineering establishment sticks with SI.

Camorite

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Report this Nov. 30 2010, 3:13 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Nov. 30 2010, 2:35 pm

I believe Cochranes were a standard unit. Officers would only be trained to operationally use a standard unit. Even if he didn't invent the scale, if it was a Starfleet standard and Starfleet became a federation organization, its measurement standards could be adopted whether other races had previous or better standards. The metric system is far better than SI, but the US military refuses to adopt it, so the entire American engineering establishment sticks with SI.


This goes back to my first comment that it has to do with the ULT system, which translates everything said. with such a system in place there is no need for anyone to have to learn anything different then what they have already been taught.

"What i Hate more then anything else is someone that thinks that they know everything. That must mean that I really hate myself", "Freedom is the right of all setient beings!" (Optimus Prime: Transformers), "That's on small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" Neil Armstrong 8-5-30 to 8-25-12

tribblenator999

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Report this Dec. 01 2010, 1:47 pm

cochrane invented it for the humans. Every other alien species had warp travel when earth was using sailing ships. It actually doesn't make sense how humans were able to catch up ot everybody in just 200 years.

"take us out"...

Camorite

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Report this Dec. 01 2010, 4:33 pm

actually tribblenator it isn't all that far fetched, all you ahve to do is look at where we were a hundred years ago, then 80, 60, 40, 20, and finally today. Granted it isn't, thus far, at the same rate of progretion that they deplict in Star Trek, but still it has gone pretty fast.

"What i Hate more then anything else is someone that thinks that they know everything. That must mean that I really hate myself", "Freedom is the right of all setient beings!" (Optimus Prime: Transformers), "That's on small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" Neil Armstrong 8-5-30 to 8-25-12

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Report this Dec. 01 2010, 5:41 pm

the reason that the universe worships cochrane is not onlty that he came up with wapr drive but how he did it buy recycling otherwize useless outdated m balstic missle cases and doing it all alone. where did he get the money for it. it not lke he built it on the backs of ither some age old theory.

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Report this Dec. 02 2010, 12:20 am

Zefram Cochrane was the first human to reach Warp Drive. The Vulcans, Klingons, Denobulans (possibly), Cardassians, Bajorans (am I right, DS9: "Explorers") and Romulans.

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