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Will Teleportation Ever Be Possible?

Forget electric cars, teleportation is the real transportation of the future! OK, that might be a stretch, but scientists actually have had some luck making ...
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This video makes some of the more abstract principles of teleportation easier to understand, and it also explains why teleportation may not realistically possible. It also addresses the entanglement principle (i.e. "destroy the original") in a more concrete manner and gets into some of the timing issues (for example, this was the first article that explained exactly how long it would take to physically teleport a human--three times the age of the universe in years. Yikes). Like many of the other articles I've read/viewed, it sort of takes the fun out of the teleportation possibility, but it also gives me issues to "resolve" when creating my company...or at least issues to address or explain.

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kbelcher0028's curator insight, September 25, 2014 12:29 PM

Pretty interesting video

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Teleportation Unit

Teleportation Unit | Teleportation | Scoop.it
A futuristic form of transportation, teleportation became a common form of getting around by the year 2173. Most cities would have on on every street corner. plus a main station, where people would teleport to from other cities.
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This image most closely resembles my idea of a teleportation system. What I find interesting is that it doesn't showcase the clean lines and glass walls that appear to be popular in artist renderings. There's something boxy and rough about this rendering...something that speaks to a real working-class vision of teleportation instead of something more futuristic. I also really like the artist's explanation of teleportation and how s/he envisions the process and implementation.

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Transporter

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Multiple realities (covers information from several alternate timelines) NoticeIt has been...
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If there is any fanbase more vested in the idea of teleportation than the "Trekkies,' I haven't found one yet. This article compiles an almost exhaustive amount of reference material related to teleportation as seen in the Star Trek universe. For me, it's useful because it functions as a bit of "practical" research--for example, the article references Biofilters, used to remove contaminants during the teleportation process. (You wouldn't want to accidentally teleport a nasty strain of flu to your grandma's house in Sheboygan, would you?) It showcases the evolution of "transporters" (as they're known in the Star Trek world), which will be helpful for me as I attempt to determine how my version of teleportation will function and how I will "sell" it to my audience.

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Teleportation | Scoop.it
Physicists have brought a science-fiction staple close to reality
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This article recaps some of the advances made in quantum physics that I've already scooped, but what's unique and interesting in this article is the last paragraph. Whereas other articles discussed taking the information from the original source, leaving an empty shell, and then transporting it to an exact copy, this article mentions you'll need to have an empty shell at the other end FIRST--something I'd never thought of. In other words, I had always envisioned the process as:

 

1. Remove the information from the source, leaving a shell.

2. Transport information and exact copy of shell.

3. Destroy original.

 

This article sees it as:

 

1. Create empty doppleganger shell.

2. Remove information from source.

3. Transport information/pour into shell.

4. Destroy original.

 

To me, this process is creepier, because you see your shell before you're destroyed. *gets the willies*

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HowStuffWorks "How Teleportation Will Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Teleportation Will Work" | Teleportation | Scoop.it
Teleportation combines properties of telecommunications and transportation. Learn about experiments in teleportation, quantum teleportation and genetic cloning.
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This article straddles the line between the more realistic aspects of my project (read: science-based articles) and the more fantastical (read: sci-fi nerds' imagingings.) Because my untold history is ultimately fictional (you can't really teleport...yet), I have the distinct advantage of deciding HOW I want to write it. In other words, I don't have pesky reality standing in the way of my company's creation. This article is interesting because it combines both the practical and not-so-practical approaches, even positing that there are certain elements of teleportation in genetic cloning (again, in line with the idea that teleportation is possible ONLY IF the original object is destroyed).

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Beam Me Up: Bits of Information Teleported Across Computer Chip

Beam Me Up: Bits of Information Teleported Across Computer Chip | Teleportation | Scoop.it
A quantum teleportation experiment takes another step toward building a real quantum computer by transporting qubits across a solid-state circuit.
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While a lot of this information was "over my head" in terms of understanding the process of "real" teleportation, it did give a tantalizing look at the steps scientists are making to produce a real quantum computer. Right now, the approach is mostly data-based, which makes it seem more theoretical to me than concrete, but it also leads the reader to believe that once this approach is mastered, teleportation of larger objects may not be as "Star Trek" as it seems.

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State of Airline Marketing 2013 Report: 8 Key Trends -- SimpliFlying

State of Airline Marketing 2013 Report: 8 Key Trends -- SimpliFlying | Teleportation | Scoop.it
The Free State of Airline Marketing 2013 Report elucidates 8 key trends identified from the most innovative airline marketing and advertising campaigns
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While this doesn't directly deal with teleportation, part of my project is to market a fictional teleportation company, so I looked to the airline industry to see how they were handling price increases, rider dissatisfaction, and other obstacles that have decimated the industry overall. They have to find ways to market to their audience despite these issues, which may be something that applies to my company. Also, with Port still being a transportation company, there are some tips and approaches that I may benefit from using.

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Apparition

"Point me!" This article is about the method of magical transportation. You may be looking for...
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I couldn't include Star Trek without also including Harry Potter. Interestingly enough, even though apparation is technically "magical," it seems more "real"/organic than Star Trek's futuristic approach. I included this article because I had forgotten how many different ways there were to teleport in the Harry Potter universe. Where Star Trek offers a "one size fits all" approach, the Harry Potter world has more specific rules (side-along, elf v. wizard, etc). For my own universe I imagine it as being similar to an airplane: you can teleport yourself and up to 50 pounds of luggage. After that, there's an additional fee...or, I may decide that there's an overall weight limit that the transporter can handle.

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Watch People Get Pranked into Thinking Star Trek Teleportation Is Real

Watch People Get Pranked into Thinking Star Trek Teleportation Is Real | Teleportation | Scoop.it
Teleportation is perhaps the dreamiest sci-fi invention ever imagined so it's no surprise that when a Star Trek-style Transporter pops up in a middle of a mall and promises real life teleportation, a crowd forms to ooh and ahh and secretly hope...
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Because my topic is based on the (fictional) assumption that teleportation is real, I get to take some fun liberties with research. This was useful not only for a laugh, but for me to imagine the type of press conference/"demonstration" approach my company could actually use. It might be something I consider when doing my video assignment...because for most people, teleportation is something they have to see to believe...even if what they're seeing isn't real.

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Quantum Teleportation

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IBM Research people interests
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This article is the genesis of the "doppleganger" approach to teleportation. It highlights quantum research done at IBM that discovered that when you copy data and "teleport it," the original object/data/etc must be destroyed in order to teleport successfully. Once again, some of the minutiae is over my head (I majored in marketing, not quantum physics), but I do understand the basic principle: when you extract all data from an object, essentially leaving a hollow shell, the essence is ultimately destroyed. Applied to, say, a human, it would be like removing every bit of personality, memory, thought, and idosyncrasy, leaving a bag of flesh and matter. Your essence would be replicated in an EXACT COPY of who you are...but it is not the ORIGINAL, REAL YOU. It kind of freaks me out a bit...and it certainly would pose a major (insurmountable?) challenge for anyone trying to create a company and sell a service assuming this principle applies to teleportation of humans.

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An Idiot's Guide to Teleportation

An Idiot's Guide to Teleportation | Teleportation | Scoop.it
To teleport Captain Kirk, we need to scan him and find out every detail about his body (a sickening idea, I know).
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I absolutely love the stick-figure graphic in the middle of this post--it effectively communicates an idea that I'd never considered when starting this project--that "teleportation" is really nothing more than a large-scale copy machine. Essentially, you go into the device, you (the "original") are copied and transported elsewhere, but--and here's the rub--the original must be destroyed in order for the copy to survive. It's an interesting way to perceive possbile consequences for this seemingly amazing service. It reminds me of the movie "The Prestige," in which Hugh Jackman's character had to die over and over again in order to perform his disappearing act on stage.

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