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WmLambert Wrote:Beam me up, Scotty!
In my foggy memory of recent days whilest recovering from the stomach flu bug, I remember some respected voice (Paul Harvey?) speaking of an American military man who has volunteered to be the first teleported person? Has anyone else heard this? It was like yesterday or the day before.
Yeah, on Wednesday, Paul Harvey had a report on this. I'm not sure if it was the morning or noon show, I heard it just before noon. Harvey mirrored the "Bones" McCoy stand on "new-fangled" technology, he still wasn't sure airplanes could fly!
WmLambert Wrote:Yeah, on Wednesday, Paul Harvey had a report on this. I'm not sure if it was the morning or noon show, I heard it just before noon. Harvey mirrored the "Bones" McCoy stand on "new-fangled" technology, he still wasn't sure airplanes could fly!

Yes, I rnember his saying that, too. So, whadduh think?? Would someone really volunteer for something like that? Seems suicidal.
This seems to be just at the stage of recreating individual atoms, and might actually be more of a replicator than a transporter.

It may duplicate a scanned target, but then you'd have two of them. What happens, do we keep one person alive at the sending end until we get verification of a good facsimile and then kill him?

It really would be good for sending in the marines. How about a few thousand fully armed Richard Marcinkos or Mitch Rapps unleashed on the enemy?
WmLambert Wrote:This seems to be just at the stage of recreating individual atoms, and might actually be more of a replicator than a transporter.

It may duplicate a scanned target, but then you'd have two of them. What happens, do we keep one person alive at the sending end until we get verification of a good facsimile and then kill him?

It really would be good for sending in the marines. How about a few thousand fully armed Richard Marcinkos or Mitch Rapps unleashed on the enemy?
I think I've either heard or read that the original is gone when the transportation is finished. However, in my fevered stupor I'm not sure where I heard that from.

YOu know more than me about those guys. Who are they? Pretty fierce, no doubt. How about a bunch of felons on death row put on PCP being transported over there and if they get out alive, they are free? Shock Just being fanciful here. I know that was one of those plans thought up by CIA think=tank in the past about VietNam.
SoloNav, you are sorely deprived. Run, do not walk to your nearest Blockbusters and rent the DVD of "The Dirty Dozen." BTW, Clint Walker was the first TV star to show chest hair. ...And don't be scared of Maggott - he reformed into a lollipop sucking Kojak.

There have been several SF short stories about the secret killing of originals when a duplicate is transported. It's not just my own fevered imaginings, here. I've been inspired by standing on the duplicated shoulders of others.
WmLambert Wrote:SoloNav, you are sorely deprived. Run, do not walk to your nearest Blockbusters and rent the DVD of "The Dirty Dozen." BTW, Clint Walker was the first TV star to show chest hair. ...And don't be scared of Maggott - he reformed into a lollipop sucking Kojak.

There have been several SF short stories about the secret killing of originals when a duplicate is transported. It's not just my own fevered imaginings, here. I've been inspired by standing on the duplicated shoulders of others.

Ohhhhhhhhhhh............the "Dirty Dozen!" Of course! It's just been so long since I saw it. So Tali was in it, too? As I remember, he was! Yes, that was a good movie! You know that Clint Walker thought hunting with a rifle was too one-sided and not fair.............. so he used only a knife.........to hunt sharks! I believe he had some fairly unbelievable facts he discovered during his adventures with them. I think it was Clint that talked on a talk show about how dangerous these primitive-nervous systemed creature were. He said (I think) that one had lain gutted for hours on the flloor of his ship, but still tried to bite him when he passed by. And, that he'd seen headless corpses thrown back into the water that would swim off. "Cheyenne" himself is still alive, all 6'6" of him.

Regarding teleportation, I think the point to which I"m referring is that the original is dissembled in the process as it is reassembled/transported elsewhere. Dunno if this is possible. I will get out my book on Physics and Star Trek........there really is a book. Hope I can find it.
An aside on Startrek...

Many technological spinoffs of the technology presented in the episodes were inspiration to real life inventor to create them for actual use. I read where the Mayo clinic built a sick bay bed, with the read-out screen of all the vitals showing above it.

Another attempted spin-off was related by Gene Roddenberry who toured the world with a side-splitting out-takes reel. One day Roddenberry got a letter from an entrepreneur who offered him a million dollars for the rights to his device that allowed doors to open swiftly and automatically when an authorized individual wanted to walk through it, but if Kirk wanted to kiss an alien and just lean against the door it would stay romantically closed. Roddenberry sent him a picture of two stagehands behind the scenes opening the doors by hand and asked when the check was coming.