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Where can I find this Star Trek the Next Generation quote from Geordi La Forge and what is its deeper meaning?

Asked by talljasperman (21734points) September 8th, 2011

Geordi La Forge said about his blindness that everyone should have a chance at life and the technology to make him see helped save the Enterprise… I think he might have been talking to an off worlder or Borg who said that they would have killed anyone with a birth defect…maybe Hue?

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poisonedantidote's avatar

Season 5 Episode 13 – The Masterpiece Society

“What If the answer to all of this is in a VISOR created for a blind man who never would have existed in your society. No offense intended.”

He is talking about how eugenics, and making a point that all life has value.

mazingerz88's avatar

@poisonedantidote You know better of course but why do I seem to also recall that maybe La Forge delivered a message along this line in one of their movies?

dappled_leaves's avatar

I think you’re thinking of The Enemy, Season 3 Episode 7. I can’t find the exact quote, but Geordi’s visor is used to save the day, following a discussion of how Geordi would not even have been allowed to live on Romulus.

talljasperman's avatar

@dappled_leaves I think that might be it; but I’m not sure… Thank you for searching.

unused_bagels's avatar

It’s like when my pastor asked me, what if everyone followed Christ’s teachings wholeheartedly?
I said, there’d be no need for a military.
Then I thought, there’d be no war. There’d be no nuclear technology as we know it, perhaps no advanced hunting weapons, flight would be underdeveloped, human technology would be completely stunted.

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