[thechat] Dudes! Star Trek transporters are here

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Jun 18 14:12:01 CDT 2002

On Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at 07:50  pm, aardvark wrote:

>> And there is no evidence possible to find which would tell anyone that
>> one consciousness ends and another takes up the thread. So there's
>> only a thought experiment to back up a rational argument why not to do
>> it...
> so, what you're saying is that as long as teleportation is a
> destructive process, you're not interested?

Yup, that's right.

> i know i'm not... i
> mean, it's cool to dupe yourself and all, but i hate dying...

See, I just can't get past the 'not dying' requirement

> no, i'm much more interested in the Stargate style transporter,
> which ecompasses you like a blender, and then with a careful
> application of force, breaks up your physical form (use the pulse
> setting on a blender and see) and pipes it up to the mothership in a
> matter stream (sort of like pouring a milkshake into a mug, and
> refreezing it, only less messy and more precise) and reconstitutes
> it...
> that would be cool...

With an error rate of < 0.00001%, maybe. And even then only if I didn't
want any more kids.

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