Teleportation

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    Teleportation

    http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20.../teleport.html cant wait to see what happenes when they try to teleport an actual object :-p it would be funny if it showed up all messed up

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    Not surprised at all, And if whe can teleport succesfully, We can
    clone succesfully (at least we can hope to.).

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    >And if whe can teleport succesfully, We can
    clone succesfully

    Where's the correlation between cloning and teleportation?

    "If we can teleport successfully, we can bake a great apple pie"

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    Well teleport is breaking down something, Transporting it in a
    different form and rebuild it it somewhere else, If whe can break
    down and rebuild a human being, well.....

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    Then we can teleport a human being? I still fail to see where you're going with this...

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    Then we can teleport a human being? I still fail to see where you're going with this...
    When a human being has broke down its info is stored in, lets
    say, a text file. that text file is transported to the target and from
    the text the human is rebuilt. But we can rebuilt infinite number
    of those humans with that text file. Just an idea.....dont go too
    harsh...

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    I dont think they'll be able to teletransport objects, hard to believe, but if they'll, it'll be a big step, and an important one.

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    >Then we can teleport a human being? I still fail to see where you're going with this...

    From what i remember about the work being done on teleportation, what they would do is somehow store the molecular information of the original object, destroy it, send the information, then rebuild an exact duplicate of the object at its destination. Cloning comes into play when you create an exact duplicate but without destroying the original. Interestingly, if it were done properly [and if what we think about what makes us "us" is true], it would be an EXACT copy of the original (ie. same age, same memories,... the same person)
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    If that's true, I don't think any human would use it - would you want to be destroyed and then rebuilt? Me neither...

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    If it makes that crystal-cascading sound like on Star Trek I'm in

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    If that's true, I don't think any human would use it - would you want to be destroyed and then rebuilt? Me neither...
    haha, me neither
    So this isn't a really teleportation

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    Originally posted by Vber
    haha, me neither
    So this isn't a really teleportation
    that matters on how you define teleportation, I define it as
    going from one place to another by a different means than
    going with the bus like being carried through a wire for example.

    I wonder how this is going to work out, As some believe you
    can't copy a human because of it's soul and such.

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    >>Is teleportation possible?
    short answer: no
    What they call teleportation is subatomically scanning every sub-atomic particle (fermions i think they are called) using electromagnetic radiation, and in doing so, you will be destroyed in the process. (because of the uncertainty principle) The data of your physical make-up is then sent to a transmitter (which would need something like a quantum computer to process all that information in practical time) and the transmitter sends the information in the form of light. Much like a modem converting digital to analog before sending. Then you'll be so called - teleporting to your destination at the speed of light, because the information needed to reconstruct you is EM radiation. On the other end the transmitter will receive the information and i'd assume - require some sort of energy -> matter converter and another quantum computer to properly reconstruct you, piece by piece, atom by atom. (the slightest error in reconstruction, especially in areas like the brain, can leave you with amnesia or a halved IQ lol)

    The fact that you'll have to be destroyed and physically duplicated raises many ethical issues. And because of the technology required (quantum computers and fusion power [for energy -> matter converter] or some sort of highly efficient power generating means to name a few) and the information has to overcome the inverse square law over great distances and cannot be interrupted (the slightest refraction / reflection / diffraction of radiation can corrupt the data). . . I can go on about the dangers of teleportation, but I won't.

    I forgot to mention why teleportation was so easily achieved by scientists today, its because they only managed to teleport light; no need for scanning atomic structures and energy -> matter conversion. Light is 'homogeneous' so all they had to do was read the light, send the data in the form of electricity to the receiver, and the receiver reproduced the light. the title given to that article - "Teleportation takes another step" seems like "1 down, 998 to go".

    One more thing - teleportation is not instantaneous. You are capped at the speed of light. so to teleport from one end of our galaxy to another will take 100,000 years [non dilated time]
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    what we really need to do is create something that turns us into four dimensional beings so we can go anywhere in an instant and then be converted back into 3d beings (no, I'm actually out of LSD)

    This principle states that the more accurately you try to scan or measure an atom or other object in order to teleport it, the more you disrupt its original quantum state, and so you cannot create a true replica.
    an inaccuracy unless there's something I'm ignorant of. You can look at atoms, I've got pictures of atoms in my chemistry book, humans can't look at electrons or anything smaller because our eyes absorb photons, but those photons transfer enough energy to electrons and smaller particles to move them.
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    Ok fine.. Lest us consider that we do develop the technology to do that in another 500 years or what ever.. What do you think...

    If a person is teleported he is destroyed and an replica of him is created.. THough withg the same memory etc etc.. Isnt it like the actual person has died and the other person only has the same meory etc etc and stuff.. WOuld it be the same person...

    Well then there would be no murder.. If a person is murder.. Read the file with his data and recreate him.

    But if this tech was available i would be the first to try it..

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