||This does NOT make sense. While the idea of a society under total computer control may have been considered then, it doesn't seem very well thought-out. Firstly, it's not entirely clear whether the people are computer-controlled all the time or not. Secondly, what is the point of the 'festival'? I have heard suggestions that it was for population control, but that doesn't make sense, the computer could just instruct people not to have children. Perhaps it's an Orwellian 'ten minutes hate' or some equivalent, but I think it was really a cheap way to make the computer look more evil. You can see some elements of the Borg Collective in this society, but not enough for it to be some form of prototype. I did quite like the way the Lawgivers reacted with something resembling an 'error message' when the landing party refused to go with them, but that was one of only a few decent moments. Not much more I can say about this.