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Beam me up Scotty: German scientists invent working teleporter, of sorts

Teleportation has been the holy grail of transport for decades, ever since Mr Scott first beamed up Captain Kirk and his crew in the 1966 opening episode of Star Trek. Now the technology may have been cracked in real life … sort of.

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InTheZoneAC2186d ago

ok this is stupid as hell

not even close to what a "teleporter" is

ProjectVulcan2186d ago

This is still nothing like that. This is just the next step up from a fax machine let's face it.

Dasteru2186d ago

So two 3D printers connected to a wireless transmitter is now considered "teleportation"?

No_Pantaloons2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

Obviously it not the same, but there was a rather interesting Outer Limits episode "Think Like a Dinosaur," that focused on this very thing being used for transporting people, and the inherent flaws assuming you ignore the larger debate of what makes a person a person. Though dinosaurs as an advanced race is pretty silly, its a really good episode.

I think most would agree that its not true teleportation unless the exact atoms are reassembled in the new location.

Qrphe2186d ago

This is a very common concept in fiction for teleportation so it still applies. After all, what are things if not arrangements? Of course, the ethical implications would be unphanthomable

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