The Star Trek transporter is a device that is fundamentally unsound.
Organic matter, particularly that of entire biological organisms, would have to be instantaneously moved through some sort of quantum entanglement or else it would kill the person or being (or whatever).
Is this consensus or am I just an idiot? If I'm an idiot, tell me why at least.
Transporter A scans the biological makeup of the person and sends it to Transporter B.
A deconstructs the person the same instant that B creates an exact copy of that person.
Everyone in Star Trek is a clone of a clone of a dead person.
This was actually brought up in an episode, the series of which escapes me at the moment.
I want to say it was Voyager and it was Torres saying something like "There was a lot of philosophical talk on whether someone at the destination was the same person as the one at the departure point."
But what I mean is actually transporting every single atom simultaneously from all of their points in space that make them capable of creating a person or being.
So then it would be like creating a warp bubble (using Star Trek vernac.) around the person and then using an ERB / black hole or other theoretical quantum method to achieve the receipt of that person on another end of space.
So then you agree that transportation of human beings actually kills said person for the sake of cloning them in another location?
Which would mean it should only be used to replicate food or needed materials.
that episode was with Barclays fear of transporters
it was ridiculously absurd and anything in op was completely thrown out the window to say that the blueprints of people involved in a transporter malfunction were being shown as different things in the transporter download
I'm not familiar with star trek, but why would anyone voluntarily use this technology? When you walk in, you die. That's it, your experience of life ends.
The perfect copy of you would retain all your memories, including remembering walking into the transporter 10 seconds ago, so to him it would seem like a success, he might remember using transporters hundreds of times.
But still, that guy who walked in died?? Why is this a thing that people want to use?
>When you walk in, you die.
But you're also recreated over there.
From an evolutionary point of view, as long as it doesn't fuck with your genes it's a neutral selection event. People would use it.