Why couldn't they use a transporter to replicate Data?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Borg Queen, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. TEH BABA

    TEH BABA Commodore Commodore

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    Transporters probably use compression methods for storing information. Similar to vectory graphics or zip files.
     
  2. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Transporters don't transmit information. They transmit matter in the form of a phased "matter stream."