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AndrewR
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Maybe it's an internal code - accessing stargates within one system!?! If that was possible.

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TSN
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Well, presumably, by the time the Ancients developed the stargates, they probably already had pretty good means of intra-system transport by ship.
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Mark Nguyen
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Sure - and even the Goa'uld's relatively primitive FTL technology is STILL the better alternative to transport cargo and troops. But if a few people want to go literally from doorstep to doorstep withour all that mucking about in hyperspace, not to mention spaceports, transport to and from said facilities, etc., a gate's still the way to travel.

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Sol System
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You know, the one thing the gates seem perfect for is sending small groups of people on missions of exploration. Convenient. (Though it makes me wonder: perhaps the Ancients only built the gates for that purpose, and never actually used them much themselves, outside of the occasional emergency? A social engineering project, say, instead of a transportation system. Or maybe the weapon found in this episode constitutes the actual purpose of the gates.)
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Omega
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Hm. Anyone ever play the Myst games? Spoilers for it, so stop here if you care.

The D'ni civilization wrote books that linked to fantastic worlds, which they referred to as Ages. The operating principle was that every possible world must exist or have existed in some universe, somewhere, at some time. Thus, write the book describing it (it's more complex than that, of course), and you can go there. Some families owned ages for personal use, others were in public libraries. Might be something similar, gates used to give people easy access to park worlds, or garden worlds, or whatever.

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