« The most unbelievable aspect of the Star Trek universe is that every ship they meet has compatible video conferencing facilities… »

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@clemens It's essentially a cryptographic problem (that the other culture would want solved). The computers analyse the signal with AI, determine the scheme, and then decrypt in real time. OR, in the case of known adversaries like the Klingons or Romulans, maybe they shared those details in advance, kinda like the Red Phone to the Kremlin.

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