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Old January 15 2013, 06:41 PM   #47
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Re: Why wasn't Naomi more socially maladjusted?

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I wish I had her childhood.

NO SCHOOL. No little shits tormenting me.. interesting adults who went out of their way to interact with me to make my childhood a positive experience. Important impressive people like the Captain full of good will about my development. ADVENTURE. Never having to go shopping. Lots of books and holoprograms and the best windows ever in any childhood to look out of.
The only problem with those windows is that it's lethal to go outside without a space suit. I grew up on an acreage, with no other kids around. So while I did have problems interacting with other kids (terminally shy), at least I had the outdoors. Naomi didn't have that unless she got to have shore leave with the rest of the crew (the holodeck just isn't the same).
Going outside is overrated especially in an age of holodecks. They look pretty realistic to me. Too pleasant and lacking in wild weather and thorns? Well so is earth these days.
Being outside is more about how it looks. I rather doubt a holodeck would accurately depict how outside smells, feels, sounds, and even tastes. Being outside is about the senses and relating to nature as an integral part of it. No holodeck could provide that.
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