Woo, late to the party. Also, hi, super new to the boards ^.^
There is a difference between observing that characters are portrayed as being attractive, and wanting them for partners. Jeph has specifically objected to what he calls "creepy character fetishization".
Dr. Ellicott Chatham doesn't seem like the sort who'd invite strangers on board. If it really is his own station, as Hannelore said it was, then we're looking at a Third Amendment violation.
Does the Third Amendment apply to a space station? One not owned, at all or in part, by the US government? Or was it built by US grants, or otherwise government property, and therefor strange that they have such a small military force?
Really, really overthinking things, but the political scene in the QCverse must be very scary / very funny, what with AI's that can dig up embarrassing photos and/or videos at the blink of an eye.
Come to think of it, it's just a matter of time before that comes to pass in the real world anyway.
They did pass the AI Singularity quite a while ago(I'd have a link handy if I were a regular, so I'll leave it to one of you XD) and at this point, the AI pretty much just keep humanity around because they're fun.
Much nicer than dolphins.
Haha, if its possible to create a holo-pony, what else could be done with that holotech?
We already saw that, and I don't think it needs to be seen again.