Lee Joseph

I read the MK3 strategy guide and I didn't own the game.
I read the MK3 strategy guide and I didn't own the game.
Illustration for article titled Quick question: Would you use the Star Trek Teleporter, if given the chance?

The Star Trek universe is amazing. Specifically, in my opinion, The Next Generation. This particular version of the 24th century has amazing technology that nearly everyone has accepted, with a few exceptions. One such exception is some character’s distrust of the transporter. This has brought me to the question, ‘Would you use the transporter?”

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The basic premise to how the Star Trek Transporter works is kind of simple. A beam of energy locks onto you, splits all of your molecules apart in one area, transports those molecules to another area, and reassembles them. It can even be used to filter out certain things, in your body, that may be harmful to you. I’ve always felt that, if this was a real thing, using the transporter would bring up all kinds of philosophical questions. Least of which would be, “Am I still the same person at point B that was transported from point A?

This may sound crazy but I believe you could make the argument that disassembling something down to its molecular level, then reassembling it could mean that it isn’t the same object that you started out with. I have no real in depth explanation for why I feel this way. That’s just my example of why I would think twice about using the transporter if I had the opportunity.

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Do you have a reason for or against the use of this or any other Star Trek technology?

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