While never having been an avid Star Trek fan

While never having been an avid Star Trek fan - Michael...

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Michael Sauvageau February 28, 2011 Philosophy Transporter Rough Draft While never having been an avid Star Trek fan, as soon as such a situation was posed in class, I realized exactly where the described situation received inspiration. The situation is as follows: I, naturally ecstatic to be on a mission to Mars, get caught in a terrible and misfortunate predicament: the mission fails terribly and I am left as the last surviving member of the “Apollo 13-A.” Just my luck. The ship is irreparably damaged and NASA is unable to send a rescue team for two months. The major problem is that it would take the rescue team approximately a month to reach me and I only have two months and 28 days worth of oxygen. Subsequently, I risk a serious chance of suffocating from lack of oxygen. However, being the crafty government alphabet agency that NASA is, the present me with another option: they implemented an apparently indestructible Star-Trek-esque transporter into the craft. They probably should have made the craft out of the material of the transporter! That is beside the point, however. This transporter will guarantee transmission of myself from the craft to Earth through the use of replication of my atomic makeup and presumably my mind as well. They offer another option with the transmitter: a matter guard. This matter guard is created for individuals who have sentimental attachment to their specific particles that compose their body. Using the transporter with the matter guard would ensure a completely identical transmission of
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your old body. Without it, it would still be me, just with different particles composing my
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