I'd be for transporters, but only if they worked like they do in star trek. There was a guy that had created a kind of transporter. I forget the details, was years ago, but was basically, put a particle on one end, and it would create a duplicate of it on the other end, then destroy the original. I think he was only able to do it with photons at the time though.
Sorry, but that's not a transporter to me. And I'd never use it. would make a nice replicator though.
as for the question of would such tech make us more like star trek, well, remember, they only got to where they were after nearly destroying themselves. a large amount of the worlds population was wiped out. thats when they started to be like, yeah, maybe we should rethink things. the old line about burning it down and starting over.
It could help though, if say replicators could do what they do cheaply. and on large scales. mass producing food, water, medicine, etc. Dunno if they would even allow the tech though.
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