Persistence of Vision
It’s all fun and games until the characters on the holodeck start haunting Captain Janeway everywhere else the ship. Soon, the rest of the crew are hallucinating distracting images from the deepest recesses of their minds. Persistence of Vision lands in the Mission Log.
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Hi guys, and happy Star Trek Day 2022.
Regarding Norman’s question about whether all captains just have a fondness for antiques, I have to say that this makes complete sense for me. I actually think that it’s a little odd that a fondness for antiques isn’t even more prevalent in Star Trek.
When you reach their kind of post-scarcity society, a society with no money, and where objects of all materials can be replicated assuming the energy is available to you, objects cease to be valuable for their material makeup or difficulty to acquire a new one. In fact the only thing about any object that can’t then be replicated in that kind of society becomes the actual history that this particular item has seen. That would then become the only remaining value vector left that can’t be simply recreated.
Not everybody would care, but enough would value that trait of their possessions that it would definitely create a market and subculture specifically devoted to historical antiques.
That’s a good way of looking at it. Plus, as we see Starfleet is steeped in history (its own as well as naval tradition), it makes sense that the people who are so close to it would have an appreciation for those stories and objects too. Here’s the question though… once you put a historic antique through the transporter a couple of times, is it still that original object at all?