In Star Trek: TNG, how can Data wish to be human if he is emotionless? How could he wish for something (anything) since that would involve desire, which is an emotion?

  • When did Data say he wanted to be emotionless? Oct 29, 2019 at 10:27
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    @PaulD.Waite - I've edited to reflect what OP seems to mean
    – Valorum
    Oct 29, 2019 at 10:46
  • @Valorum: I did wonder if that was it. Oct 29, 2019 at 10:50
  • Data said that since he is manufactured in the form of human, his maker would have wanted him to emulate human. Hence in getting close to being human, he is actually fulfilling his objective of being. This is a perfectly logical decision, not the emotional one.
    – matrix
    Dec 15, 2019 at 3:57


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