Software or the Borg: A Starship's Greatest Threat?

Which enemy is worse for future spaceship captains: a flotilla of Star Trek baddies or a weakness in the ship’s complex software system?

For those who are familiar with the highly intricate system of systems nature of software, the answer is clear; it's the software that poses the greatest risk.

Traveling at interstellar distances requires a self-sufficient, self-supporting ship and crew, requiring rapid in-house solutions to the gravest engineering situations. The inherent exponential complexity and ultimate fragility of software makes it one of the weakest links in long term survival aboard an interstellar spacecraft.

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