[2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

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ReasonablyDoubtful
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[2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

Post by ReasonablyDoubtful »

It's simple: The teleporter doesn't destroy the person; it merely converts the person into an energy being. Normally, humanoids can only exist in this state for a short period of time and, when the signal (the energy state) is scrambled, it's kind of like being torn limb from limb, only you can't feel it.

They explored this in one of the earlier episodes of TNG, "Lonely Among Us," where all except the last part happened to Picard. That last part is speculation.
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Time to piss off people with logic and facts!

norker

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"you" are dying, moment by moment, as cellular processes swap out molecules and proteins. you are dying as skin cells slough off, you are dying as depleted blood cells are dumped unceremoniously into the cords of billroth and consumed, you are dying as your hard-won carbon stores are exhaled back into the atmosphere. what is important is not the gunk of "you", but the information.

and the transporter doesn't change that.

actually, that's not it. it just makes it up. all of it. your identity, your skill profile, everything. you think you remember growing up in georgia, entering medical school and then starfleet? nuh-uh. the computer instilled those memories into you when you were created at the far end of a transporter beam, crafted by algorithms to fulfill a mission. at the end, you may as well be phasered, because you're going to be "beamed" right back into the organic materials stockpile to wait until your AI starship needs another away team. better luck, maybe you'll at least meet a cute alien chick next time.

Daz Voz

Re: [2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

Post by Daz Voz »

The teleported baby thing happened in the episode "Deadlock".

Durandal_1707

Re: [2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

Post by Durandal_1707 »

Daz Voz wrote:The teleported baby thing happened in the episode "Deadlock".
The discontinuity in time thing happened in "Relics".

Zettomer

Re: [2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

Post by Zettomer »

Durandal_1707 wrote:
Daz Voz wrote:The teleported baby thing happened in the episode "Deadlock".
The discontinuity in time thing happened in "Relics".
Fuckin nerds.

Nicci

Re: [2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

Post by Nicci »

Zettomer wrote:
Durandal_1707 wrote:
Daz Voz wrote:The teleported baby thing happened in the episode "Deadlock".
The discontinuity in time thing happened in "Relics".
Fuckin nerds.
Your envy...so delicious...

Guest

Re: [2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

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Zettomer wrote:
Durandal_1707 wrote:
Daz Voz wrote:The teleported baby thing happened in the episode "Deadlock".
The discontinuity in time thing happened in "Relics".
Fuckin nerds.
Memorizing worthless facts about a narrow, trivial topic is more of a geek thing, really. Although, since it's Star Trek, I suppose it's arguably both.

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Re: [2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

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Guest wrote:Memorizing worthless facts about a narrow, trivial topic is more of a geek thing, really. Although, since it's Star Trek, I suppose it's arguably both.
Does this include memorising the 'correct' terms for subgroups of people? Because I find that trivial.
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No, that's called "pedantic."

Daz Voz

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I'm not ashamed of what I am.

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Re: [2014-2-09] The Star Trek Question

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Guest wrote:No, that's called "pedantic."
Pedantic is kind of a pedantic word, isn't it?
Time to piss off people with logic and facts!

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