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Old August 28 2008, 02:47 PM   #16
Timo
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Re: Why couldn't they use a transporter to replicate Data?

Data, being technological, shouldn't need as high-resolution as biological beings, as he doesn't have cells or DNA.
Why should we assume that?

For all we know, a positronic brain is far more intricate in structure than cells or DNA, and needs a more capable replicator set at a higher resolution.

In any case, positronic brains remain a rare technology in ST:NEM. It's not that the Federation can't build them, though: Dr. Bashir had positronics available when he tried to fix Vedek Bareil's brain. It's either that nobody has the skill or patience to do them as well as Dr. Soong did - or that nobody bothers because there aren't any worthwhile applications. Why build more Datas?

Timo Saloniemi
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