The Prime Directive is to serve as a moral, ethical guide
and legal template.
The Prime Directive is applicable to all cultures in any
world that have not yet achieved interstellar travel
capacity and have not established an organized continuous
relationship with an evolved external interstellar culture.
Nothing within these articles shall authorize the Galactic
Federation of worlds personnel to intervene in matters which
are essentially of the domestic, local or private
jurisdiction of any planetary system, or shall require the
members to submit such matters to settlement under any
articles of the Galactic Federation of Worlds.
As the right of each sentient species to live following the
greater universal law of Free Will, in accordance with its
natural and biological cultural evolution is considered
sacred, no members or personnel of the Galactic Federation
of Worlds may interfere with the normal, autonomous and
healthy development of native life, society and culture.
includes introducing superior knowledge, strength or
technology, to a world whose members and society are
incapable of handling such advantages wisely, judged on
their present level of spiritual, moral and technological
The Galactic Federation of Worlds cannot expose an evolving
species to technology that the species has not yet
discovered or is currently capable of developing and using.
Sharing and seeding of technology above the lesser evolved
race evolutionary capability of understanding is prohibited
or taken to the necessary minimum.
It is forbidden to interact or communicate with any native
resident of a lesser evolved planet or culture using any
device, appliance, machine, tool, weapon, or invention
representing an improvement upon the science and technology
already in existence upon said planet.
Spiritual and moral knowledge should also be restricted to a
bare and necessary minimum only using communication methods
and devices at the current level of understanding of the
lesser evolved race.
It is not permitted to make contact with or interfere with
lesser evolved races unless they are threatened by an
In that case it
is the moral obligation of the personnel of the Galactic
Federation of Worlds to evaluate the situation to determine
a suitable course of action.
Federation personnel may not violate this Prime Directive,
unless they are acting to right an earlier violation or an
accidental contamination of said culture.
This directive takes precedence over any and all other
considerations, and carries with it the highest moral