Everyone is one

The replication and reintegration capabilities of transporter technology raise some intriguing possibilities.  For example, with a properly outfitted transporter, you could make clones of anyone that would be both physically and psychologically identical to the original… You could make clones of yourself that explore different parts of the galaxy.  At some point in the future, these clones could be reintegrated into one, so that “you” would have all their memories and experiences.  You could even integrate other people’s experiences into your mind… You could even look forward to a time when all the experiences of all the sentient creatures in the universe are merged into one vast super-mind.  In that case, the Hindu claim that “everyone is one” would then be a reality.

~ Star Trek and Philosophy, Eberl and Decker


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