Why the Kobayashi Maru academy test was a stupid test to begin with
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Join Date: Aug 2012
12-09-2012, 12:59 PM
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You are misunderstanding the test entirely...
The mis-representation in the so-called 2009 Trek movie is wrong.
The point is not to test how the captain would react to certain death, but to evaluate how the cadet reacts to something they know they can not win, regardless of elements at their disposal.
This. In this case they know they're going to 'die'
The test is just to make sure they keep trying.
It makes sure you don't have captains who say "well thats a lot of borg- RAMMING SPEED!" at the beginning of battle.
Soon after it became a test for engineers to prove their hacking ability.