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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 13
02-09-2011, 02:00 PM
thinking back to the TNG episode where Barclay has a fear of the transporter, and subsequently finds people living in some kind of transporter limbo, He is conscious the whole time he is beaming in the matter stream. So this could mean that ones conscious being or "soul" moves with the matter. Or it means that transporters would need to be able to re-initiate life processes once the matter has been relocated. Otherwise a transporter would just take a live person in one place and make them into a dead person in another place.