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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
08-20-2012, 12:19 AM
It's entirely possible that Data does not store visual information in a way that it is easily extracted like that; rather, it may be more like natural visual processing, in which case it is represented as strengthened or weakened links, or new nodes, in his neural net.

That said, he seems to have supplemental computer capabilities (e.g. he has what seem to be conventional files, which seem to link to his "personal" memory to at least some extent), and it would not be difficult for a secondary processing system to "eavesdrop" the signal and store a replayable version, so this would really be an oversight on the part of Soong. That said, his family was known for having genius run through its genes, not sanity or common sense...