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Old August 5 2013, 10:55 PM   #14
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Re: Star Trek Transporter - not practical!

Deckerd wrote: View Post
A clone is not the same as the original. In other words even if you had a machine that could make a facsimile of a body after destroying the original, the facsimile would be a different person because cloning does not replicate a personality. The simple reason for this is that every personality is unique.
Cloning, yes, because a clone is born and needs to grow up. Copying like a transporter does, no, because a duplicate of your exact current state is created. Granted, nobody knows what happens to your personality for certain because nobody has tried it, but it's highly probable that your personality is copied in its exact state. If you can duplicate all molecules, all neurons and all charges between neurons, you have copied the entire state of the brain at that current moment.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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