Go down that path and the odds are the only people on board will ever be passengers. Why do the ships even need a pilot?The 747 has a two man crew. 3 man was 20 years ago. In 20 years the aviation industry lost a third of its crew due to automation. What makes you think that in 1000 years we still should have crews of close to 20?
Would like to a have a large, busy bridge for that Star Trek feel though.