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Princeton commencement speech

Archer reads Cochrane's commencement address.

Zefram Cochrane's commencement address was a speech given at Princeton University to the graduating class of 2064. (ENT: "Regeneration")

Cochrane's commencement address

"Members of the graduating class of Princeton, I salute you!
"Each of you, through your studies here at Princeton, will in your careers find your own unique way to distinguish yourselves in your chosen fields. I know of no greater reason to feel confident that the next generation, and the one after that, will find this world to be a better place.
"And yet we must make sure to avoid the potential pitfalls of blind faith in technology. Most of you know of the events of April 2063, of the flight of the warp ship Phoenix, and of the doors it opened for all of Humanity. But history has a funny habit of recording only what it wants to remember, and it sometimes forgets what really happened.
"You see, on that very same day, I came face to face with a group of cybernetic creatures from the future. On the surface, they appeared to be the pinnacle of advanced technology. They used an amazing array of cybernetic implants to make them better, stronger, and faster. But their hive mentality was pure evil. Not only did they try to stop my test flight, but there is no doubt in my mind that their ultimate goal was to enslave the human race.

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