[LMB] SF Inventions I want

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Sep 7 01:30:45 BST 2020

On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:11:43 +0000 (UTC), "Karen A. Wyle"
<kawyle at att.net> wrote:

> Many years ago, my husband wrote part of a screenplay for Star Trek: Next Generation, about a crewman with religious objections to the transporter on just that ground. Through mischance, he was the only one in position to do an emergency transport off a ship that was about to explode. He refused, since the crew would be dead either way and he didn't want to be the one to kill them. A court martial ensued . . . .
>Karen A. Wyle
>    On Monday, August 31, 2020, 09:38:14 AM EDT, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>I'm in two minds about teleporters - on the one hand, they're
>convenient. OTOH, you die every time you use one.

I'm recalling a story where that consideration lead to a form of Sufism
becoming the dominant religion....
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody might be looking.  - H.L. Mencken

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