To me, the most unbelievable part of Star Trek is not the fact that humanity comes together in a post-scarcity society or there are thousands of sentient and non-sentient lifeforms in the universe. It's that all civilizations somehow developed communication mediums that connect with each other easily
@anthonydavis I've tried to come up with a way for this to actually make sense, and the best idea I've had so far is a standardized protocol that was either developed and scattered everywhere by a precursor civilization or is gifted during first contact with new civs. It would update its library of languages as a background process anytime two ships are communicating, so your neighbor's neighbor's neighbor's neighbor will probably have your language files before the first time you meet
Unstoppable shitposting engine.