So, I'm curious. Who made up this term? It doesn't seem to be something manifested from any sort of dialog. Also, isn't this term, or concept borderline synonymous with suicide? --Alan del Beccio 05:37, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

As far as I know this is a fan made term created to label Kirk's propensity for making AI's destroy themselves. I'd say it doesn't belong here, certainly not in an in-universe article. I suppose we could make a real world POV version, but that would be bordering on "Memory Alpha is not a dictionary" to me. --OuroborosCobra talk 05:54, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
A little late, but I agree this should not be an in-universe article, if we want to keep it at all. All this seems to do is link together similar plot devices.--31dot 01:55, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

The paradoxical shape Edit

Is there a picture of the paradoxical shape? it might be of interest, if it was displayed. Was it a klein bottle, or something else?

( ) 04:06, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

The Ilia Probe Edit

Didn't Kirk talk V'ger and the Ilia Probe into ascending? Is that another related case?

Mokwella 01:41, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

How to fix the problem of "induced self-destruction"? Edit

I have a suggestion about what to do about Memory Alpha:Pages for deletion/Induced self-destruction: 1) Have Self-destruct system replace its sister redirect self-destruct, 2) make "Self-destruction" a page, which says it could be accomplished by initiating a pre-programmed sequence (see also "self-destruct system", etc), or confusing a computer/android, i.e. "Induced self-destruction", which could then be a section of that page. (The term "self-destruction" is used in "Balance of Terror" (via a warhead, maybe not an automated system - never said one way or the other) and "The Counter-Clock Incident" (Karla Five flying her ship into the supernova).) --LauraCC (talk) 22:14, January 26, 2017 (UTC)

Sounds like a good solution to me. -- Capricorn (talk) 22:00, January 29, 2017 (UTC)

I actually came up with it in a few minutes...I guess my brain was cooking subconsciously...--LauraCC (talk) 16:01, January 30, 2017 (UTC)

With 3) a "See also" link to suicide on the bottom of the page. --LauraCC (talk) 21:07, January 31, 2017 (UTC)

These also seem to be problems solved with logic, or rather, illogic. --Alan del Beccio (talk) 14:48, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

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