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Old November 23 2013, 05:19 AM   #10
El_Nastro
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Re: Would a real life transporter technically be 'murder' ?

Yes, yes it would totally be murder. Maybe. Or not. If no one's ever seen this, it's a great little animated cartoon that explores this very issue.

There's lots of things I'd change in ST, and one of them is how transporters work. Instead of matter-to-energy conversion, it should be explained as opening a small wormhole for the briefest of moments. For dramatic purposes, it would work exactly the same, but the explanation would make more sense; no need for "Heisenberg compensators", no need to think about if transportation=murder, and a wormhole transporter would work using similar technology to the warp drive.
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