Friday, November 03, 2017
The Trouble with Transporters
In Star Trek people are beamed from place to place using transporters, even though logic dictates that if so then people should not eat food, whereas in Star Trek they do eat food. The logic is as follows: When people are transported in Star Trek their molecules are converted into energy which is then beamed to another place and turned back into the original people. But when people eat they replace some of their molecules with ones from food, so that we can easily imagine that all their molecules are replaced, with the old ones being crapped out. If that crap was collected and its atoms rearranged into an exact copy of those people, then that would just that, copies. So, if that is how things are, then transporters would kill people and create copies of them.