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If they hadn't a personality, Historians would be poor personality constructs. From that it seems to follow that they can grow and learn. So they might come out of the factory all the same, but after a few tours of duty, Historians should be distinct individuals.


Of some reason I think of the EMH doctor on the Voyager.


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Quick question about the Historian A.I. constructs in general.

Do they have individual occupational preferences? i.e. Would they prefer to be a diplomat instead of something lowly like a garbage disposal supervisor?

This assumes that the same positions need constructs of the same capabilities and power requirements, and not tailored for their intended tasks. Instead of you know, the garbage management entity would be a more lower level AI, which might not even be sentient, because it's job doesn't require full sentience.

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I wonder because I can imagine an A.I. recoiling at the thought of being relegated to a videogame opponent for angry teenagers.

well, depends whether they have AI criminals, and a justice/penal system to deal with them ... ;)


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My new theory is that Alex will at some point come into diplomatic contact with the Umiak, and be served typical umiak food, which is essentially a human-style banquet, and immediately switch allegiance.


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Is there a particular reason why the Umiak haven't moved over to a text-based version of the general trade language for communication with non-umiak, rather than go through the trouble of the machine-translation that can still leave things ambiguous?
Are their mind-sets / thought pattern so closely linked to their spoken language that even writing in another language would have the same problem?


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boldilocks wrote:
Is there a particular reason why the Umiak haven't moved over to a text-based version of the general trade language for communication with non-umiak, rather than go through the trouble of the machine-translation that can still leave things ambiguous?
Are their mind-sets / thought pattern so closely linked to their spoken language that even writing in another language would have the same problem?

Diplomatic or intelligence specialists might learn Trade and use something like that, but I don't think regular warship officers would have any reason to. They are not normally in communication with the enemy.

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