Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dark_Convoy, Oct 5, 2006.
This reminds me of that South Park episode where Jesus was doing his "miracles" by getting people to "T... turn around."
Here's some light and atoms and matter and stuff.
Now t... turn around.
Beam me up Scotty.
Dude! That is so cool!
Untill I can teleport Angelina Jolie into my bedroom I will remain unimpressed.
Now all we need is a few super model clones and this working and you know, not hazardous.
maybe than can teleport my shipment from BBTS
sure but it will cost you, 15 billion dollars, for shipping!
Totally worth it for five second delivery.
That's insane. I hadn't even heard of them being able to teleport light before. Damn, a few more decades to a century of research and we'll be able to teleport our luggage and not even have to worry about the airlines breaking stuff.
Two dollars and it only transports matter?? I'll give you thirty five cents.
This one teleports light and matter? I suppose I could part with 55 cents for it, but you're twisting my arm!
The learnded this from the Aliens..
Maybe now they can teleport my lazy ass to work, so I don't have to sit in traffic for an hour.
Why think so small, with this they could teleport the crap right out of my intestines.
They teleported a macroscopic object? For reals? I'm not going to believe this until I see video.
UPS is pissed
Actually, I have to agree with this. I know that the conceptual work on this has shown up in Scientific American and in Popular Science for the past two decades; I would assume all what we've heard before about teleportation has largely been "here's what we're planning to do." If they've reached this point, that's REALLY cool.
What I'm curious about, though, is this -
They "teleported" the information. Does that mean that information on the atomic object was teleported from one half-meter to the other, or does it mean that the actual macroscopic object was teleported? Also, did they reconstruct the teleported object by converting its original matter into light energy and moving it across the half-meter, or did they simply digitize the information about the macroscopic object and have an abundent source of the same atom material for use in reconstructing the object a half-meter away?
If this is teleportation in the Star Trek sense - in that it's the transformation of matter into light energy and then back into matter again at a different location - that's fantastic. Amazing. Astounding. I don't know how better to describe that.
If it's teleportation in the "we'll make a new copy each time we teleport it, so long as abundant materials exist to make the copy" sense...I dunno. That might be the sum total of what they're capable of, but I think it's closer to replication/cloning than it is actual teleportation. It also puts a bit of Dr. McCoy-esque technofear in me. I don't wanna be a new me each time I get transported!
Wow, that's pretty cool. It's just a matter of time before they try larger objects. I really wouldn't mind hearing some of the details on how they actually did it.
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