R. Star wrote:
Yet they can convert a watch into, by Janeway's own words, a pair of boots, a meal or a hypospray? Why is that possible but not an eyeball or VISOR. Seems you'd want your tactical officer to be able to see when he's picking what he's shooting at instead of hoping he feels the changes to the sensors.
well they're not directly converting a watch into boots. The watch would go back into bulk matter storage.
a pair of boots seems like it would be much simpler to create than a functional eye ball
A watch with dozens of intricately small and complicated mechanical gears? A meal would seem incredibly complex on the molecular level as well. Not to mention a hypospray, which would have to be dang exact to have the desired effect in treatment. Why are those doable and an eyeball isn't?
Oh I know, this is Voyager and the plot requires it. Don't ask why.