Re: When a person is beamed up it's not the same person
I suspect that there will be people in the future who will refuse to use transporter technology, believing it kills them or steals their soul or what-not.
Of course, those people probably won't be allowed to serve in Starfleet, where willingness to be transported appears to be a requirement.
For me, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck... A difference that makes no difference is no difference.
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