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Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« on: August 02, 2013, 05:57:03 PM »
This is a bit disappointing
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The trouble with teleportation: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/trouble-teleportation-it-could-take-quadrillions-years-6C10817487
Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News

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Matter teleportation is a real toughie, but even transmitting the information for reconstructing one human body (and brain state) would take longer than the age of the universe, researchers report.
Bad news, "Star Trek" fans: Even if you found a way to teleport a human being, sending the required data would take longer than the age of the universe. At least that's what fourth-year physics students from the University of Leicester concluded in the latest of a series of studies on way-out topics.

Teleportation transmission rates get the technical treatment in the Journal of Physics Special Topics, an online publication created by the British university to answer burning questions on the fringes of science, such as: Could Batman really use a cape to fly? What would Han Solo see when he made the jump to hyperspace?
Links to the .pdf scientific paper on the site.
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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 06:40:42 PM »
I just saw this on Yahoo.  Warning: the video automatically plays.
http://screen.yahoo.com/teleportation-ever-possible-discovery-news-200000826.html
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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 04:31:36 PM »
Maybe the information can be compressed somehow? Or disregarded? It's not like one electron in one position or a very similar one would make much of a difference, would it? On a related note, how do they account for the uncertainty principle? How would you transmit information you can't access?
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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 05:16:55 PM »
... It's not like one electron in one position or a very similar one would make much of a difference, would it? ...

Just one?  No.  But one electron wouldn't be a large % of the information in question.  Let's not get into compression algorithms, because they would take at least as long to compress the data as it would take to send the data in the first place.  So, how many particles' data would you cut out?  1%?  That wouldn't help much.  5%?  Now you've gotten into really dangerous territory for the person being transported.  90%?  Not much left to work with at that point.
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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 11:24:36 PM »
Maybe the information can be compressed somehow? Or disregarded? It's not like one electron in one position or a very similar one would make much of a difference, would it? On a related note, how do they account for the uncertainty principle? [snipped for fun]

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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 06:56:02 PM »
Bummer. I was all packed. :(
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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 02:31:48 PM »
Some time ago I was told that if you were teleported and for some reason it did work you would be killed.  In essence ripping you body apart into energy would kill you.  A new you could be constructed but it would not be a continuous you  it would be another you.

Would you teleport if you would be killed and  a new you was created I don't think I would ?



PS as far as transmitting the information taking to long???  How much bandwidth can one subspace channel hold.  I thought it was at least 3,000 terabytes per second.
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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 03:00:34 PM »
So, let's just use tribbles in teleportation experiments.  Then we could write a book about it; "The Trouble With Teleporting Tribbles".

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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 03:14:06 PM »
Some time ago I was told that if you were teleported and for some reason it did work you would be killed.  In essence ripping you body apart into energy would kill you.  A new you could be constructed but it would not be a continuous you  it would be another you.

Would you teleport if you would be killed and  a new you was created I don't think I would ?


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Re: Teleportation - how much time have you got?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2013, 04:03:53 PM »
Bet your luggage still gets lost. ;)
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