Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology I, Unit 6: What Does It Mean To Be Explorers? > Exploring a More Diverse Crew / Exploring Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

Exploring a More Diverse Crew

In this episode we talk about diversity. First the diversity in the crew and how every crewmember is representing a county / continent and even representing aliens.

It is very important to see this diversity. But even more important is to see persons out of there stereotype world. Like Lieutenant Uhura, an Afro lady in a very important role at the bridge. While in other movies Afro ladies had been maids. In the third series (Deep Space Nine) the Captain was an Afro man and in series four (Voyager) the captain was a woman. Star Trek is breaking with boundaries, not all have been broken down, but a good attempted is made.

I have not seen the new series (Discovery) yet. I’m looking forward to watch it, to find out which boundaries will be broken there.

Exploring Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

The question about this unit Scott asks if you think we’re getting closer to realizing the Vulcan philosophy of IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations) here on Earth. What would it take for that to happen? What would it look like? How might things be different?

To me IDIC is connected with love and peace only than it is possible and then the first thing that pops into my mind is: that is the world how God intended it to be and that is where I as a Christian believe in that the world will turn back into Gods creation and Love be all around us.

Promotion to Lieutenant Commander