I have always wondered about teleportation and the energy required to do it.
Lets say you want to teleport a hot dog from your house in the UK, to another house in China. First, you destroy the original, since the basic laws of physics state energy/matter cannot be created nor destroyed, where would the energy go from destroying the original? By destroying, I am under the assumption that the original would be physically destroyed. Then you have the information "teleported" to the house in China. If I understand correctly, that information would need no energy to travel, as it is just teleporting. But, how do you re create the object in the house in China?
You have to create the mass in some form or another, so I presume that the object will be generated from energy, and the magically teleported information about the object. To create any object you would need a massive amount of energy, absolutely mind boggling amount of energy, and I am guessing the energy would come from the destroyed original. How does the energy get transfered, if not, then where will the energy come from to make the new object, and where did the original energy go that came from the destroying of the original object?
I am sure that if we would be able to teleport objects, by destroying the original, and making a new object somewhere else, we would be able to have the ability to just destroy matter and turn it into pure energy, which would be a massive jump forwards for mankinds search for energy. We could go to mars on a space ship that gets its energy from a bag of potatoes!!
Eh, just thought out loud because it is morning here and I do not have much else to do