A sea of self-motivated individuals or a web of interdependent talents? Both, of course. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Actress Nichelle Nichols -- "Lt. Uhura" -- at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Nov. 3, 2010. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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