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Old March 15 2010, 08:12 AM   #10
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Re: Is the holodeck really "relaxing"?

Rush Limborg wrote: View Post
I believe...Spock brought up this oddity in non-Vulcan nature best:

"On my planet...to rest is...to rest--to cease using energy. To me, it is quite illogical to...'run up and down on green grass', using energy...when one should be conserving it."
That would be Spock not getting the "human concept" of recreation--not getting human concepts was often his function as an outside observer in many episodes--and I think "recreation" better describes the intended purpose of the holodeck than does "relaxing" (though an individual may end up being more relaxed as a result of taking some recreational time and blowing off steam or otherwise focusing on other things for a while.)
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