Humans were the only surviving race of several sentient/intelligent species to have evolved from the Genus Homo. Humans were also one of two known space-faring intelligent species to have originated from Earth; the other being the Voth, who had come to live in the Delta Quadrant by the 24th century.
The Human body was susceptible to infection from viruses, much like bio-neural gel packs. Bio-neural technology, however, only became infected in rare circumstances, most of the time stemming from sabotage.
Like most other humanoid species, Humans were adversely affected by triolic energy. In large amounts, triolic energy was lethal. It also had deleterious effects on Starfleet communications systems.
Sometime during the 19th century, humanity faced an outbreak of a disease known as cholera. The Devidians, a species that fed off of humanoid neural energy, used this opportunity to harvest the neural energy they required. The crew of the USS Enterprise, travelling back in time from 2368, managed to put a stop to their killing spree before it got out of hand.
A founding member of the United Federation of Planets, Humans of Earth became warp-capable in 2063, which was the same year they experienced first official contact with an alien species, the Vulcans. The first warp-drive was engaged on April 5th of that year by Zefram Cochrane.
The Devidians tried once more to attack humanity, but this time in the 23rd century. They created portals on Drozana Station originating in the year 2409 and traveled back to 2265, when the station had an ample supply of humanoid life. They were once again thwarted, however, and were forced to abandon their plans of harvesting neural energy.
By the 24th century, Human society had changed from what it was for most of recorded history. On Earth, hunger, war, disease, famine, and poverty had largely been eliminated. The acquisition of wealth was no longer the primary driving force in the lives of many Humans. A great deal of emphasis was placed on the importance of continued social and personal development. Thanks to the non-currency based New World Economy and the development of replicators, material needs were largely satisfied. Although money was no longer used by Humans within the Federation, they did use gold-pressed latinum and other forms of currency (such as Bajoran litas and credits) in places where it was still needed, such as Quark's. The idea behind not using money was that rather than seeking material possessions, Humans worked to better themselves and the rest of Humanity (see Human philosophy).
In the past, Humans were often driven by such things as money and power, but they managed to overcome their need for materialism, and began working to better themselves, and pursuing exploration and research.
- Geordi La Forge – chief engineer, USS Enterprise-E
- Jason Fredricks – commanding officer, USS Leviathan
- Vana Aleksandrov – security chief, IKS GhIqtal
Notes and references
- Human at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki
- Human at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki
- Human at the Star Trek Online Wiki
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