I Want to Know How the Transporter Works
By Bryan Caplan
In our debate, Robin bemusedly observed that I’m one of those odd people who wouldn’t step into a Star Trek transporter. My actual view is more moderate: Before I’d use the transporter, I’d like to know how it works. Does it move my actual body? Or just create a copy out of new materials, and destroy the original?
If you think it makes no difference, this video explains it better than I ever could.