"The transporter has to be a suicide box."

The Trouble with Transporters

#Philosophy

Tue, Mar 8th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this video, CGP Grey takes Star Trek's transporter and looks at it from a philosophical view: basically, is the person that steps into a transporter the same person that emerges from the other side, or are they a brand new person, with all your memories?

The transporter forces confrontation with the possibility that there's something about being a conscious creature that isn't measureable from the outside.

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