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Teleportation vs Consciousness

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Submitted: 07/19/2014
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User avatar #10 - tangentialrex (07/20/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I actually wrote a paper on this one, and I believe that the "clone" theory was somewhat accepted.

You'd have literally all of your 7*10^27 atoms torn apart violently (most likely), and then somehow reconstituted a distance away. If you could somehow recreate an identical human being, with all of those atoms in the right place, then you would have a completely identical copy of them.

So they would have the same genetic and brain structures. Now, I'm not an expert on neuroscience, but I believe that since memories are stored in various areas of the brain (hippocampus and neuron connections), they would retain the same memories.

And in terms of consciousness, I have no idea. It's hard to define what consciousness is. Theoretically, though, the "clone" should retain all of your emotions/personality. You, however, would still be dead from having your particles torn apart.

Just my $.02, though. Sorry if I didn't answer the question, I'm really tired right now.
User avatar #9 - CherryYumDiddly (07/19/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Me and my dad have been pondering this since Star Trek
#4 - pimpelipom (07/19/2014) [+] (12 replies)
Well, the soul is interconnected with the matter in our bodies, so I would say if its the same "energy" being transferred, the soul ie. consciousness would remain intact. If its some sort of duplication, then the soul would not transfer and it would be a lifeless person that would die very soon.
#1 - ninjamanfu (07/19/2014) [+] (3 replies)
well, either you get a blank slate on the other side, or a corpse, or consiousness goes with the matter. i sure would like to see what happens.
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