The nerdiest conversation you’ve ever heard, starring my friend Mark.
Me: In Star Trek world, what do you think the social convention is about having sex with a hologram?
Mark: Are holograms solid enough for intercourse or is this just a voyeuristic thing?
Me: Solid. Fully intercourse-able. They don’t generally hold holograms to be the same as for-really-realz people but do you think their culture would equate it more to fucking a prostitute or just good old-fashioned beating it to porn?
Mark: I would assume it’s like porn, because it’s not a real person. It’s full sensory porn. Somebody is making a killing off that.
Me: Makes sense.
Mark: How do you think that applies to an android like Data? To me a hologram seems more like porn and an android is more like a crazy sex toy. What exactly prompted this conversation if I may ask?
Me: What else… watching Star Trek and being weird.
Mark: Fantastic. I was hoping you had gone to Comicon and come back with suggestive souvenirs.
Oh I wish Mark… I wish.