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Old February 22 2009, 08:26 AM   #15
JNG
Chief of Staff, Starfleet Command
 
Re: Ok, silly transporter question...

I think an individual bee would be notably less complex and the computer processing required notably less intensive, but you're right to note that this might not mean you could beam a swarm of them up just because they'd physically fit into the space where a small number of transporter pads can grab a few 50th-percentile humanoids at a time. The mass isn't going to be the problem in the first place (hey, junky Klingon transporters beamed WHALES in), so there have to be other issues, and those would probably come into play beyond a certain number of bees.

How many does it take before it's a swarm?
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