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[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Dark Matter (the other one: the Canadian sci-fi show) had something called Transfer Transit kinda like that.

They scan you and rapidly grow a clone at your destination with all your memories. Clone has like a 3-5 day lifespan, but is otherwise "you". It goes and does whatever you planned to do at the far end.

The main you stays behind and does whatever until the clone returns to a Transfer Transit pod on the far end. It's memories are then uploaded to you and the clone disintegrates. You now " remember" everything the clone did on your behalf as if you did it personally.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I really liked that for how it allowed for interesting story telling. The clones can die without actually sacrificing the characters but there's still fairly high stakes because the originals won't know what happened while their opponents do.

Really sucks that the show got cancelled, especially on that huge cliffhanger.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (2 children)

I'd rather just use a remote controlled robot.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

The first word in Dark Matter's name was apt for the show. Very apt.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

What is a clone but a flesh robot?