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Wouldn't the EV suit make things more complicated? Not only do you have the Human you're beaming to reassemble properly, but you also have the circuitry of the suit, and the O2 in the suit's circulation system. What if they "misplaced" the oxygen?

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You have watched the show, yes?
Besides, what makes you think a circuit board and an air circulation system even REMOTELY compares in complexity to say, your central nervous system?
Originally posted by Jason Abbadon:
The momentum thing is really...odd.
They have to account for the ship's speed, planetary rotation...the works. Also, the beam has to move with the planet's rotation, lest the subject be spread all over the landscape (beaming is not instantanous).

The only time I've ever encountered relive motion taken into account is (weirdly enough) in one of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. In a nutshell they botched the relative "spin" calculations and the subject found himself travelling horizontally at about 30mph...which was a bit of a shock since he was standing still about a second before. At least I think that's how it went, it's been a while.
Still brings up an amusing mental picture...

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Yeah, amusing until he hits the ground and bounces around about a dozen times screaming .... wait that's more amusing...
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