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Old December 28 2013, 07:47 AM   #19
ZapBrannigan
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Re: Transporter beams itself?

Agreed. Disassembling people is a bitch. And the real trouble comes when you try to beam a man back up. Before it even disassembles you, the machine would have to somehow detect the precise arrangement of all your atoms-- from hundreds of miles away. It's called the telescope problem, and would-be transporter inventers won't be solving it any time soon.
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