|Tron Unit Wrote:A person's "matter" is converted to "energy" and stored into memory. If there was a complete power failure and the system could no longer draw a current to sustain that energy, perhaps it would be lost and the user would no longer be able to be reassembled from the laser.|
Maybe...The moviefone interview with the writers talks about the carbon molecules attached to the laser:
"Well, did you guys have to spend any time figuring out how a computer program could physically materialize?
Horowitz: We did. We did talk about the idea of what is being reconstituted. There is stuff that you can see in the frame, carbon molecules that are attached to the laser, that are what you are being transferred into and then how that's being turned into energy and then it's a data."
So that sort of insinuates that the matter is stored there, but they have a tendency to be a bit vague, so I could see it being a complicate amalgam of both perhaps.
Oh, and in case any one missed it, that interview is here: