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Old August 5 2013, 02:00 PM   #12
JarodRussell
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Re: Star Trek Transporter - not practical!

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Bingo. They've basically just proven that we're not able to instantaneously teleport a human via current technology...which isn't especially insightful.
That still fails to answer the moral questions if the processing of transporting is cloning or not? If the process is a hybrid process of cloning your congitive abilities and memories into an exact replica of oneself - who would want to engage in that process and what are the implcations?
But nobody will ever find out. If you die at point A and your clone appears at point B, there's no way to find out if you really died. And if you just copy yourself (meaning both you at point A and your clone at point B are well and alive), it isn't a useful means of transportation.
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