A Conversation for 'Star Trek' - The Transporter

Star Trek's Transporter: why i would never use it

Post 1


smiley - space

i would never use the transporter because the first time i used it this me would die
each subsequent use would kill the person who is being transporter and insert a copy at the destination

so... would you volunteer to die if your copy could be somewhere else?
why not just take the information without destroying the person?

btw how is anyone gonna see this or comment on it unless they are subscribed to the entry that this thread is attached to? smiley - erm
they're not... so i will have to go over to 'ask' and put a link to this

Star Trek's Transporter: why i would never use it

Post 2

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I am subscribed to it because I wrote it, and to answer your question, yes, I would use the transporter. If you want to start a discussion then posting a question at Ask H2G2 is probably the best ideasmiley - ok

smiley - galaxysmiley - diva

Star Trek's Transporter: why i would never use it

Post 3


smiley - space
well, as you probably already know, this article is great! just written so well! and thank you for it...

so... you don't think You would die when they transported You? and that only your copy would live on, masquerading as the original you?

or do you think You do die and You just don't care?

smiley - biggrin enquiring minds want to know

Star Trek's Transporter: why i would never use it

Post 4

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed reading it smiley - smiley

I don't have any fear of death, only pain, I don't think the Transporter would kill me, the act of making a copy to send to my destination would contain some of me and I'd still feel the same, I think. I do think it's the safest form of getting from A to B, (safer than Warp speed) and yes, I have seen Galaxy Quest...smiley - flyingpig

Star Trek's Transporter: why i would never use it

Post 5


I personally like jump gate technology, where one merely moves from point 'A' to point 'B' without traversing the intervening space-time better than the idea of first transforming the body into energy (at about 10 megatons explosive force equivalency per ounce) shooting it through the intervening space-time and then transforming it back into matter.

In either case, of course, one has to assure there is nothing in the way at one's destination, even plain air (possibly with rain drops falling through or bugs flying through, etc.).

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