If you are teleported by destruction and recreation are you the same person at the destination

February 18, 2015, 10:28 am

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The debate "If you are teleported by destruction and recreation are you the same person at the destination" was started by liamjosephcash on February 18, 2015, 10:28 am. 15 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 14 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

I_Voyager posted 2 arguments, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

liamjosephcash, navabeans, rickrollross, Egert_Clueless, Noel, Bodaciouslady16 and 9 visitors agree.
LucaGames, Curious_Student, LeaderOfDiscussion, I_Voyager, pagenewberry, PsychDave, Kirito, Blindness and 6 visitors disagree.

That argument is also very valid. How many times can you successfully transport a person? In Star Trek they used a triple-redundancy system to keep from tha happening. But their teleportation used matter-energy converters to take your stuff, move it and rebuild it. That is not QT.

5 years, 4 months ago

There is always a margin of error in computations. If a human is broken down into data, what happens if that data is partially or completely corrupted before arriving?

In the case of partial corruption, you might get someone who believes they are the exact same as the person who started the trip, but has some differences. A few atoms missing from your hair wouldn't be missed but what about in your brain?

On the case of complete corruption, a person might step onto the platform, and a pike of randomly assorted body parts slide off at the other end. Most of us have had files become corrupted, what happens if that file is you?

If these changes are possible, and based on current computers I don't see any way they could be entirely avoided, then at best the person arriving at the other end is a very similar person who believes they are the same person.

5 years, 4 months ago

They are the same person as you were; but you were still obliterated at point A. Therefore, your identical clone exists and you are dead.

But the consciousness of the identical clone will not know the difference. It will have been for them like walking through a door way (presumably, if it's like Ilium/Olympos Quantum Teleportation). But there would have been no difference for the original you as having been obliterated by an atomic blast.

5 years, 4 months ago
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