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Krenim
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I think Omega nailed the first major reason why Data should still be considered "superior" to the EMH: Hardware size. Data's positronic brain is way way smaller than a starship's/station's computer core. That's also why the mobile emitter is so valuable. The only episode that might contradict this is "Living Witness", but I think the back-up module only stored the EMH program and did not actually run it.

For another major reason, I direct you all to the episodes "The Swarm", "Spirit Folk", and maybe even "Doctor Bashir, I Presume". Continuously-running holographic programs tend to start breaking down catastrophically. We don't even know if Dr. Zimmerman ever completed the LMH project.

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Toadkiller
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I would agree. The "sentient" holograms are just instances of sentience running on the ship's computer. They are isolated from the rest of the computer and can't control the ship or "be the ship".

Makes one wonder what level of sentience a ship's computer or the presumed even larger ground based networks could achieve.

Star Trek: Terminator anyone?

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And but plus, "downloading a patch" is essentially what Data winds up doing, no?
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