After years of watching Star Trek and hearing about the Prime Directive, it is only now that I actually tried to find out what it actually was. Of course any fan would have a vague idea as to what it was. This vague idea would lead one to believe that the following is true.
The Prime Directive dictates that there can be no interference with the internal affairs of other civilizations.
Left to be intepreted widely, this would have a lot of implications even in todays world. A lot of the wars, maybe all would come to an end if people just stopped interfering with others.
In 1968 Stanley Kubrick foresaw 2001 as being totally different from what we saw 6 years ago. In fact 2001 was a travesty as shown in the Leslie Nielsen starrer of the same name.
The prime directive with its obvious implications just lying around, would it be too far fetched to wonder if 2040 will be a warp drive civilization.
There’s still time….