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Old May 16 2013, 06:12 PM   #18
Timelord Victorious
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Re: Would you use a transporter?

The Mirrorball Man wrote: View Post
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The guy who gets created apparently can't feel any difference, either. And I'm that guy after using the device, so sign me in.
No you're not. That's the point. Every time you use a transporter, you die. You're never the guy after, that's always a different guy.

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But it makes a big difference to the guy who gets vaporized in order to create an exact copy at the other end.
Since he won't notice any difference: no, it doesn't.
He will notice a big difference in that it will be the end of his life, he will cease to be, he will be bereft of life, he will have expired and gone to meet its maker. When you are alive, being dead is something completely different. It can't be more different than that: it's the opposite.
So you are assuming that what makes you you is intrinsically tied to a soul that obviously must be but can't be transfered to the "new" body.
Because if all you are is the matter and energy making up your body and emerging conciousness is 100% the same before and after than there is no difference to you existing from one planck time to the next, it's just that you continue your existence in an entirely different place in space.
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