Are Star Trek’s transporters really suicide booths?

Make it so, so terrifying

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The transporter: Star Trek’s most futuristic technology, allowing instantaneous travel between any two points, all with a swirly special effect.

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Or is that a lie? Is the transporter actually, well, a suicide box?

You must admit, CGP Grey makes a convincing case, and it’s a funny watch even if you have heard the argument before. Yes, it’s our old friend the Teletransportation Paradox – essentially, are you still you when you step off the transporter pad, or does the machine actually kill you every time?

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Grim news for the crew of the Enterprise, but then again, if you’re the Doctor, you’re laughing right now.