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So the bottleneck is the speed of light?
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No matter how hard they try, living things can never be teleported and survive. It will be a copy of you, with your exact thoughts and looks. To everyone else it will seem the teleportation was successful, but YOU died. Your copy, will act like you until he teleports again or dies himself but you wouldn't be controlling him - he would be himself.

In short, teleportation could lower the human life to almost nothing, people will be teleporting constantly and dying in the process, but there will be no way to know because it will appear "successful" to everyone else.

If you make a copy of a file on your computer, it's the same file but it's not the SAME file.

Scary thought, I would never teleport. I'd teleport items though.
But what defines you though? If this teleportation preserves all my thoughts and knowledge, and DNA, then that's me. It's not a clone. As of right now, the clones don't have the knowledge and experience of the original. But with teleportation, it would.
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If you step into a car, the car applies energy to you, and you step out in another location. Are you a clone? Is your original destroyed?

If teleportation is just applying energy to transport matter, ie you step into machine that forms an quantum bubble that moves everything inside to another location, then it's just a more advanced car.


The question is basically whether the energy used is energy to transfer information + create matter equal to original mass or if it is just energy needed to transfer matter from one point to another. Obviously, moving matter would consume far less energy over at least short distances, whereas creating something of equal mass to the transported items would require a huge minimum energy cost over a distance of even one meter. You can also think of it as the energy to create the person from in the new location comes from the person in the old location and cannot be duplicated or saved and is as unique as a person can be. While in transit, you exist as a being of pure energy but as humans we don't have the faculties to perceive it or even the passage of time until we get turned back into matter.
Edited by Nightbird - 4/18/11 at 6:02pm
post #134 of 155
How about instead of using the word "destroyed" we used... say, reverse engineered?

So, put in cat, reverse engineer/ take apart, then beam, then reassemble.

Sounds like teleportation to me.



I'm assuming the two words can be swapped.
    
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Seriously guys, we don't know what we're talking about, heck even the scientists only have "theories"

Sure they are educated theories, but still

We can use all the big words we want, but in our heads we see this..

Man stands in teleport booth
Men in white suits pressing buttons
*big flash of light where all the super smart huge words take place*
Man comes out the other side
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Seriously guys, we don't know what we're talking about, heck even the scientists only have "theories"

Sure they are educated theories, but still

We can use all the big words we want, but in our heads we see this..

Man stands in teleport booth
Men in white suits pressing buttons
*big flash of light where all the super smart huge words take place*
Man comes out the other side
Not quite


But close
    
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Not quite


But close
Very close
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This just seems like an waste of time.
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This just seems like an waste of time.
just get out
    
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just get out
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