[ExI] Does the Star Trek transporter kill people?

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 01:24:10 UTC 2021

I would say, yes, absolutely, he is killed.
Now, if you had the original not killed, when duplicated, you could get the
two together, then do a brain computational binding with a neural ponytail
Then you could check to see if something like red/green inversion happened,
to the reproduced copy, and check to see if you lost any other memories,
and all that.
So that would help.  But if you didn't have two brains, after
the duplication, the original will have been killed.
Continuity is important to identity.  It's not all important, but
everything like that is more than trivial importance.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 6:58 PM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Oct 2021 at 06:42, Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On 25/10/2021 12:14, BillK quoted:
>> > This
>> > question has kept me up at night for decades. I’m not kidding. And I
>> > still don’t have an answer.
>> > But the answer is still a matter of opinion.
>> The answer is No.
>> It's only a matter of opinion if you believe in the supernatural.
>> Otherwise, it's a matter of fact.
>> As the saying goes, you're entitled to your own opinions, but not your
>> own facts.
> Even if you believe in the supernatural the answer is No. If Kirk's mind
> is magic, and he comes out of the transporter the same, then the
> transporter has reproduced the magic. You could say that Kirk would be a
> zombie even though he seems the same, but you could also say this if he
> took the train.
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