Transporters Yay/Nay

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Butters, May 18, 2011.

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Would you step onboard the transporter pad?

Poll closed Jul 17, 2011.
  1. No thanks, I'll take the bus

    55.8%
  2. Thought you'd never ask!

    44.2%
  1. Butters

    Butters Captain Captain

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    So you're at the technology fair and on display is the world's first teleport, Star Trek style. As we all know, it scans the original, destroying it in the process, and reconstitutes it elsewhere. Lots of people are trying it out and they all seem unharmed by the experience. You're offered a trip to anywhere and back again. What do you say?
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Hell no.
     
  3. Distorted Humor

    Distorted Humor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Nope, but I would figure out how to split the stream so to speak so another copy is created elsewhere. Tom Riker will not be alone. That, and I would be afraid of something like Whipping star happening....
     
  4. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Yes. The person who emerges at the end of the process will still be me in every way that counts--same looks, memories, beliefs, and skills. It'd be a different story if that wasn't the case, but otherwise I don't have a problem being dematerialized in one place and rematerialized somewhere else. The cells in my body now aren't the same ones I was born with anyway...
     
  5. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ..I won't mind having my suddenly truncated life continued by my identical twin. Especially if the teleporter really takes me "anywhere" and back, rather than just a few thousand kilometers away like its Trek counterpart. With suitable protection, I'd love to do a quick tour of the various highlights of our own solar system, then take a trip to somewhere spectacular and distant like the place in "Where No One Has Gone Before".

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  6. Rom's Sehlat

    Rom's Sehlat Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I would be one of the people who want its testing to proceed, but I would wait for thousands of people to go through it before me.
     
  7. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Before stepping onto that thing, I'd make damn sure there wasn't a fly within a hundred feet of me.
     
  8. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I know it's never been shown to be true in ST.
    But you know what? I bet it HURTS to be transported.

    Your body is dematerialized while you're conscious.
    How can it NOT hurt?

    What, your brain is concurrently disintegrated so that prevents the pain from registering as a sensation?
    And what of the after effects?
     
  9. Hawku

    Hawku Commander Red Shirt

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    I'd try it, but I'd need a few drinks first.
     
  10. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    As long as whatever comes out the other end isn't me, I won't. Even if it's an exact copy of me, I won't.
     
  11. Colonel Midnight

    Colonel Midnight Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It wouldn't a transporter thread unless we have this wonderful quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

    :)

    Cheers,
    -CM-
     
  12. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    We have seen in "Realm of Fear" that a person's consciousness continues unharmed throughout the transport process, so I don't see the downside here. You don't die and get replaced by a duplicate of you; your *body* is duplicated, but your mind - soul, if it were - stays the same.
     
  13. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Which makes no sense. The thing essentially disintegrates you.
     
  14. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Well, if you get right down to it, NO part of the transporter makes sense in a scientific way. But we have to go with what they show us. :shrug:
     
  15. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I sure as hell wouldn't be one of the first on that damn thing. Maybe after a few hundred thousand have safely gone through...
     
  16. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Only if it purifies my DNA and resets my age to 22.
    :rommie:
     
  17. Paradon

    Paradon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    I think I'd take the shuttle if that were the case! [laugh] I don't even like flying, so why would I let myself be teleported. :rommie::bolian:
     
  18. RocksW

    RocksW Ensign Newbie

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    I always assumed it would transfer your consciousness, like preserve your brainwaves but destroy your body... is that true? if so id vote yay, if not nay. :eek:
     
  19. GNDN

    GNDN Commodore Commodore

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    AAAAaaaaahhhhhh... that makes perfect sense. You don't like flying. So given a choice between transporting or flying in a shuttle, you would choose flying. :techman:




    Hey, wait a minute :confused:
     
  20. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    I think the only time we saw someone scream during transport was during the malfunction in TMP. Barclay didn't seem to be in any pain when we witnessed him being transported in "Realm of Fear."
    Probably. Or the transporter process reduces it to a mild tingly sensation that lasts only a few seconds.