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Tomorrow People

Postby MesserJockey97 on October 26th, 2017, 4:24 pm 

If a “Tomorrow Person” existed and had the ability too teleport, how would that person know if anyone or anything was at that location before they arrived there?
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Re: Tomorrow People

Postby Serpent on October 26th, 2017, 4:39 pm 

What would prevent them - or any Star Trek character materializing in a wall, both feet deep in the earth or on top of a wild targ?
We have often wondered.
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Re: Tomorrow People

Postby Braininvat on October 26th, 2017, 4:54 pm 

Actual teleportation would require a device to receive the signal containing all the data to reconstruct your body (precisely as it was at the moment of transfer), so it requires a receiving chamber that would be attended by an AI or an human operator (or likely both) to oversee the assembly. Star Trek teleportation just wouldn't work (Dr.McCoy was right not to trust it!).

Most likely, the "original" of you would not be destroyed until a confirmatory message arrived from the receiver station that the transport was successful.

And there are all those deep philosophical issues regarding whether the Destination You would actually be the Sent You, or just a perfect facsimile that incorrectly believes it is you and has fake memories of a previous life that it never actually lived. We have threads on that topic, maybe worth searching for.
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Re: Tomorrow People

Postby Serpent on October 26th, 2017, 5:15 pm 

Braininvat » October 26th, 2017, 3:54 pm wrote:Actual teleportation would require a device to receive the signal containing all the data to reconstruct your body (precisely as it was at the moment of transfer), so it requires a receiving chamber that would be attended by an AI or an human operator

That's what I figured. None of this setting down on a strange planet (that just so happens to have Earth gravity, air and vegetation)

And there are all those deep philosophical issues regarding whether the Destination You would actually be the Sent You.

That doesn't bother me nearly as much as how six people are sorted out perfectly... Even so, I'm never stepping on that platform with Neelix.
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