[LMB] SF Inventions I want

Karen A. Wyle kawyle at att.net
Tue Sep 8 02:06:35 BST 2020

 Every explanation I've seen (in the Star Trek universe) of how the transporter works involves disassembling the transported person/object and reassembling a duplicate.
Karen A. Wyle
    On Monday, September 7, 2020, 08:42:25 PM EDT, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:  
 Where do people get the idea that transporters kill you?  You might as well
say that the entire ship is a deathtrap because souls cannot travel faster
than the speed of light and so everyone becomes a monster the first time
they go FTL.

Transporters... transport you.  They take you from hyaa, and send you to
nyaa.  That's what they do.  They do not take you apart and put you back
together, although certain episodes do treat them that way.  Trek tech
isn't sophisticated enough to do that, which is why replicators cannot make
living things, some foods taste slightly different when replicated, and
there are certain substances they're programmed not to attempt because they
become poisonous.

Matt G.
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