Do we know which way up the drones stand relative to the outer hull on a cube? If the (presumably artificial) gravity goes toward the centre or the "walls", do we know what the experience of walking across an edge is?

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    the enemy's gate is down
    – NKCampbell
    Jan 12, 2018 at 18:04
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    @NKCampbell you beat me to it.
    – BlackThorn
    Jan 12, 2018 at 19:44
  • I’m not sure why this question is even asked. Jan 12, 2018 at 21:26
  • @hamsandwich you could ask on scifistackexchange.stackexchange.com
    – Graham Lee
    Jan 12, 2018 at 22:31
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    I mean, why even ask? Out of the billion or so ships shown on Star Trek, have the individuals therein ever been "upside down"? Not even the Pakleds! Jan 13, 2018 at 3:14

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As far as we've seen, the entire cube seems to have a single orientation. And there's no real reason to suspect otherwise. Virtually every other vessel in Star Trek uses a "one-directional up" configuration, thanks to artificial gravity. Thus, no need to walk around the edges.

Bonus: Here's an image from inside looking external, showing they are not oriented foot or head up relative to the exterior: enter image description here

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    That interior screenshot is a viewscreen, though, not a window. As a projected image, it shows nothing about how the people inside are oriented relative to the outside of the cube. After all, no matter how your body is oriented, the viewscreen will be placed in front of your face for ergonomic reasons. Jan 12, 2018 at 20:20

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