Originally Posted by "Bob" Dobbs
If THAT were true, you could store a "backup" of yourself to be recreated anytime. Even after death.
Everyone else would be happy but the dead "You". The dead you, which is currently you, would proceed to the afterlife, or cease to exist. The clone would think he is you, but the dead you wouldn't give a shit because you are dead.
Simple version: Picard has been killed hundreds of times. In fact, every time he is transported he dies, but a new copy of him is constructed out of new material to the EXACT specs that were scanned.