stitch626 wrote:Taking the statement to be absolute is directly in contradiction to the film
I believe the Captain finds it
hard to believe that we'd have
any skills repairing a positronic
Our technological abilities
aren't apparent because we've
chosen not to employ them in our
daily lives. We believe when you
create a machine to do the work
of a man, you take something away
from the man.
(don't take us
But at one time, we explored the
galaxy just as you do...
mwhittington wrote:I thought Geordi fixed Data by removing his affected memory engrams, but I may be wrong.
GrahamKennedy wrote:Well, what he says does apply to any machine... but what he does NOT say is that they therefore don't use any machines. The policy of "We therefore use only quite simple machines below a certain technology level, so as to balance the amount we 'give up' to machines with what we regard as an acceptable standard of living" would be perfectly consistent with what he said.
What I find curious is that they were apparently able to fix Data. The implication of the dialogue is that they do have all sorts of high tech gadgets lying around, but just abstain from using them in their normal lives. You have to wonder why they bother to keep a stockpile of stuff on hand that they never need.
Captain Seafort wrote:Mikey wrote:If you and I were having a conversation about how I avoid modern transportation technology, and I then got into my ICE car and drove away, you would know that my comment must refer to some transportation technology subsequent to IC technology.
No, I'd simply consider you a hypocrite, just as I consider the Baku hypocrites.If you are going to talk specifically about the fact of that bit of colloquial speech referring to something which is plainly deemed to be understood to be excluded from such a reference
It's a pretty absolute statement. I interpret it as simple hypocrisy: they'll use technology whenever they consider it too inconvenient not to, but they'll continue pedalling their luddite drivel.
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