Star Trek - The Learning Challenge LO13580

Scott Simmerman (
Mon, 12 May 1997 10:25:45 -0400

Replying to LO13571 --

Kevin Murphy (LO13571) suggests a "water shortage scenario" for a Learning
Organization Star Trek Episode and I think it is a good one for a variety
of reasons.

There are lots of data on the reality of the problem, it is likely that
The Borg (of some type) will exert control over the supply and be
difficult for leaders and individuals to fight, that water is a "natural"
resource yet one that is already tightly controlled in many areas like
California, and that it will require a lot of collaboration among a very
diverse group of people to deal with it.

That plus the profit potential that exists for its control.

Isn't it amazing that many of us feel that we need to purchase water in
bottles in order to drink it? I was in Amsterdam and asked for a glass of
water to go along with my meal -- I was served a bottle of "plain" water
and charged more for it that I would have been for a beer! (I had the
beers later <g>).

So, teams return back to Earth, see the end result of a problem that was a
gradual evolution, and work to correct it. Think they ought to return in
2050 to see the result of their legacy work?

For the FUN of It!

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