[ExI] Does the Star Trek transporter kill people?

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 15:59:40 UTC 2021

Any one of these engineered copies would "seem" to be the same when they
all tell you the strawberry is red:

You will see the difference, if you ask each one: "What is redness like for

Are these differences important?

On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 8:50 PM Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>

> On Fri, 29 Oct 2021 at 12:24, Brent Allsop <brent.allsop at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 <https://youtu.be/9Ru9fw7szQw?t=140>.
>> 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.
> Kirk has been through the transporter hundreds of times and he seems to be
> the same despite this. Is that not good enough for you?
>> --
> Stathis Papaioannou
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