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Old August 12 2013, 09:03 PM   #46
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And the hypospray isn't coming out of the medical replicator then?
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Old August 12 2013, 09:07 PM   #47
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And the hypospray isn't coming out of the medical replicator then?
I think that might depend on if you're just replicating the casing or the actual medicine. And again I would argue that a medicine is far less complex than a functioning organic eyeball
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Old August 12 2013, 09:10 PM   #48
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It is also possible that they COULD make the eyes but Tuvok refused them, since he was still more or less able to function well using the tactile interface on the console. He could have refused them for the same reason Janeway refused the watch, it's something that might be used to save someone's life later on
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Old August 12 2013, 09:11 PM   #49
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But watches, boots and hyposprays can? Again, why are those acceptable but the eye isn't?
The replicators make foodstuffs from inorganic material. I don't know if it was ever used to create living organisms, or individual body parts.
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Old August 12 2013, 09:18 PM   #50
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That seems thin ground to me. If you had argued Janeway just didn't know what she was talking about in her irrational state of mind, that'd have more credit. Food isn't organic? What the heck are you eating? And medicine would easily have to be as complicated on the molecular level as an eye given it's purpose is to modify the physical health of a person. I don't buy one being possible, but the other not.

And Tuvok refusing them? I mean do disrespect to the blind, but how exactly is a "tactile interface" going to operate sensors, scanners, phasers, shields, damage control and targetting as efficiently or even close as a visual interface? Just something as simple as a book is easily three times as bulky in braille as it is in print and that's no where near as complicated as an interactive computer display with multiple functions, features and live data. Not to mention a physical surface that can readily adjust itself would seem slightly power consuming. If there's not someone else who can do the job, then fixing one of those vaunted medical replicators or modifying another to do the job... which would seem to be high priority even without Tuvok's injury given how many wounded they had. Seems only.. logical.
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But watches, boots and hyposprays can? Again, why are those acceptable but the eye isn't?
The replicators make foodstuffs from inorganic material. I don't know if it was ever used to create living organisms, or individual body parts.
Those bandaides Picard was wearing in Best of Both Worlds was called "synthiflesh".

The one armed man from Kira's terrorist group claimed that he didn't want to get a new arm, and later Nog went through some weird mental problems trying to accept his new leg.

Kidneys from a pill.

McCoy couldn't make Spock new eyes after the jellyfish episode, and they had a blind girl who had a dress that used Daredevil like echo location to fake sight.
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