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  1. #1 Teletransportation 
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    Do you think teletransportation as seen on movies would someday be possible?. How many years of development are we far away from it?

    Once i heard they were experimenting on that, supposedly they teletransported an atom of H.

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    If I remember correctly, that teleportation was only of the STATE of that particle, an entanglement experiment.


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    If scientists can predict the uncertaincy principle yes. But if that were able then we could create Stargates and goodness knows what else tech.
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    They "teleported" a cloud of atoms already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaderwolf
    They "teleported" a cloud of atoms already.
    No way. Really?
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    http://www.mpg.de/english/illustrati...005/index.html

    As the article states, it's more helpful for communication than anything else. No, we're not going to be teleporting people any time soon.
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    There are other problems to this than just Heisenberg. I mean take a look at Star Trek.....they have the Heisenberg-Compansator and when asked how it works the answer is: "Fine, thank you"
    The other thing is that you have to store the information about the object to be teleported somewhere. This amounts to something like 10^25 bite and this really bites. Let's not even go to the philosophical point of this mess. Is this really "you" that steps out of the teleporter on the other side?
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    Let's just see people lining up to be destroyed, one atom at a time, waiting so we can "remake" them somewhere else. Imagine what that would feel like.
    Imagine what that would LOOK like
    They could store our info in a memory stick, and make us whenever they wanted
    Mess with info! It's like a super "human genome project"! Make a geneticly superior dude who's six feet tall If the scientist were a girl Big dong! Crap, remake me with a 28in shnog, I might be wiling go through it
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    I read a series books by Robert Silverberg, I think, where they only transfer your mind to a host body, that included some weird ones. :?

    If teleportation were possible, all manner of spin-of technologies like what shaderwolf mentioned, should also then be possible. Like the food dispensers and hollo-decks on Star Trek
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    I'm gonna start a post... in the general discussion
    "If you had control over your own transporter system, what would you make?"
    Be cynical.
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    The issue about teletransportation gets me thinking of something: Exactly what is it on you to be tele-moved? I strongly think it is the mind/spirit/soul.
    If the body has to be included, then it has to go through a series of transmutations and why. Look, right from birth on this planet, your body has been shaped up according to the physics of this planet. The physics of this planet are so so different from the physics of any other planet hence the earth body has to be frequency-tuned to adapt to the conditions outside earth specifically to the conditions of your destination. But nonetheless if you can move with the spirit(because you are the spirit and not the body), all you need is to keep memories of the mind on earth intact which spirit-teleporting. A point to note, you keep earth-beliefs aside otherwise the whole teleporting thing flaws.

    Enemy Star-trek ship had to know the frequency upon which the other ship operates on for it for be sensed and attacked.
    Likewise, wouldnt tele-transportation require knowing frequency settings of where you ant to go.
    In the movie, Contact, that lady visited the Vega system and frequency settings were prepared for her so as to feel as if at home on earth else memories would have been forgotten.


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    You know, I believe the teleportation is definitely needed for public. For example, you wake up, you do what you gotta do in order to get to work (such as take shower, brush teeth, breakfast, etc.), right?

    So...

    That would be A LOT easier to teleport from home to work and from work to home, in just one second, and you'd save A LOT of time. Including the shopping transportation, anywhere you wanted. That would be profitable for the company or government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faron
    You know, I believe the teleportation is definitely needed for public. For example, you wake up, you do what you gotta do in order to get to work (such as take shower, brush teeth, breakfast, etc.), right?

    So...

    That would be A LOT easier to teleport from home to work and from work to home, in just one second, and you'd save A LOT of time. Including the shopping transportation, anywhere you wanted. That would be profitable for the company or government.
    Then life and travelling would be pointless. It'd take the fun, yea fun , of driving and getting stuck in a traffic jam. I persoanlly don't know if I'd use teleportation anyway unless I absolutey needed to. If you've got a time machine is teleportation needed?
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  15. #14 Teleportation Theory 
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    I think teleporting a person or other living animal would probably kill them.
    The only way I can think of teleporting something, would be to save information about the object somehow, split it up into molecules and then somehow send them at the speed of light down a wire to the other teleport and through another wire, the object data and then the other teleport would have to rebuild the structure of the object using the molecules from one wire and the data from the other one. Of course, if there was an error with the teleport, then there would have to be some sort of failsafe to prevent the person or object either not being built at the end - killing any animal - or them being constructed with something corrupted, leading to injuries, minimal or severe. The failsafe would have to send the data and the molecules back down the wire to that teleporter which would rebuild them again and they would be safe as long as that teleporter was fine. Corruption of the data itself, however, would probably lead to unpreventable damage to the object being teleported. Also, there would have to be a door of some sort. If a child was messing around and stuck his finger out of the teleporter, he would come back without his finger, although technologies similar to the teleportation technology could be great for medical science - advanced teleportation technology could be used to attach the finger onto the hand again.
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