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Old August 9 2013, 05:25 PM   #28
Re: Implications of "lifetime within hours" tech

Or then it would be the exact opposite: Kamin was a very real person, lovingly transferred to this exotic medium in great detail, and was only going to be implanted into the memory of a compatible person. With the E-D, the probe had a thousand people to choose from, and found its almost-Kamin in Picard.

The transfer probably would run into difficulties of the recipient had inborn reasons to reject it outright. A married man might reject an alien liaison imposed upon him; a particularly swinging single might categorically refuse marriage, let alone the having of children. Hence the scan and the choosing process.

In the end, choice is usually an illusion...

Timo Saloniemi
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