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88.81784197 PB = 88 817 841.97 GB
"Sentient" / "Self-Aware"
The New American Oxford Dictionary defines self-awareness as: "conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires." It defines sentient as: "able to perceive or feel things." Two recurring themes of the series were: 1) Data's knowledge of his existence and actions, and his reflection on these. 2) Data's quest for emotional experience. Data was therefore definitively self-aware, and he was striving for sentience (whether he ever achieved it, or always had it, is perhaps debatable). The writers (and therefore the in-universe characters) commonly confused the two terms, but that doesn't mean we should. Startswithj (talk) 23:24, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Should Mr. Data be listed as under every fictional scientific profession category?
Mr. Data clearly knows every aspects of how to operate the ship and deals with a wide variety of space and terrestrial phenomenon; I think he should he listed under every appropriate category, fictional chemist, physicist, painter, linguist, engineer, musician, geologist, meteorologist; I'm sure physically he's capable of martial arts but he never demonstrates that skill unlike multiple sciences. CensoredScribe (talk) 01:06, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
- No. Categories should only be the most relevant to the article.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 13:25, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
"The episode "In Theory" traces Data's literary roots to Isaac Asimov's and Philip K. Dick's exploration of the nature of artificial intelligence and the nature of reality and humanity. The episode reflects the ideas created in such works as The Bicentennial Man and Asimov's Robot series (which introduced the Three Laws of Robotics)."
Data's storage capacity of "800 quadrillion bits" was converted only into pebibytes (PiB) instead of petabytes (PB), which is an infinitely easier conversion, more relevant, and more familiar to the majority of people. Since there are 8 bits in a byte, and 1 quadrillion bytes in a petabyte... it's easy enough to just convert to 100 PB. I didn't remove the original "88.81784197 PiB", but simply added petabytes.
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