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# 9
02-02-2013, 05:18 AM
Future sensors are probably so sophisticated that they can detect any gravitational disturbance including small ones like starships.
Since even the best cloak can not hide the ships gravity well it would be pointless to use them in the future.
In fact the only cloak in existence are naturally occuring black holes BECAUSE they have incredibly strong gravity wells and create gravitational lensing which makes them detectable indirectly.
The only way to avoid this is to not interact with the rest of the universe. Even if a ship could do that the non interaction part would be a 2-way street which would blind it's own sensors and weapon capabilities.
Closed Warp bubbles have been known to do this in TNG's "Remember Me" and look how that turned out.