Does Kirk die when he goes through the transporter?


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Does Captain Kirk die when he goes through the transporter? Is he just converted into a different medium, sent elsewhere, and reassembled? Or does the original die and a copy of him is created elsewhere? What does this question even mean? In this video I go through the arguments pro and con. I do not answer the question because I do not know the answer. I do not even know what would answer the question. But I want to explain why I find the question so intriguing.

0:00 Intro
0:35 How does the transporter work?
2:12 Kirk lives
3:56 Kirk dies
4:36 Kirk lives
6:39 Kirk dies
7:48 So does he live or die?
9:48 Sponsor message

#physics #philosophy

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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