Star Trek is often praised for its optimistic vision of the future, but… what if every single episode featured dozens of horrifying murders? In CGP Grey’s video “The Trouble with Transporters,” the filmmaker encounters the same sinking realization that most fans of Star Trek encounter after a certain period of time: transporters don’t magically teleport a person, they just destroy them and create a new copy elsewhere.
Is the copy still you? Or did you wink out of existence? Come join CGP in a jaunty exploration of Star Trek and the nature of consciousness!
See? Scotty’s hands are not clean. They will never be clean again.