Re: Star Trek Transporter - not practical!
Noname Given wrote:
And that's my issue - the particular 'conscious awareness' that is me would effectively cease to exist at the transmission point - (IE 'I' would for all intents and purposes be dead.) The copy at the reception point (assuming everything went well) would be a new 'conscious awareness' and would retain all my experiences/memories; and live on from that point (until he decided to teleport again); but again my original 'conscious awareness' will have ceased to exist.
But you don't know if any of that is indeed the case. We have no idea was consciousness is. So we can't say what happens to it. And we will never be able to determine it because no one who was beamed can tell you if he's real or a copy.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.