At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)
Sue had an interesting comment about last week's what if about the idea that for transporter technology to work, it would have to kill the current you and make an exact copy of you someplace else. She said:
I rather guess it depends on how much you feel you have to lose. If I could pop in one end diseased and unwell and then die and pop out the other end disease free, well that sounds tempting.Which got me thinking. That's an interesting point. And that, in turn, led to this week's what if...
What if there was a way to make a more perfect you--a kind of android clone? And you could be uploaded into that body. But the old body would have to die (be killed) first. Would you take the upgrade? (Would it be an upgrade?)