I enjoyed both Star Gate & Star Trek, but considered the Star Trek Transporter to be a very bad concept. While I doubt that either device will ever be possible, the Star Trek Transporter was an absolutely ridiculous device. A Star Gate transported to another Star Gate. Receiving equipment existed at the destination. The Star Trek Transporter sent people/objects to a destination with no receiving equipment. This is magic, not SciFi. Another issue I have with the Star Trek Transporter is the data & real-time requirements of constructing a human being. The Star Gate used a worm hole concept. Id est: Objects/people were not constructed at the destination. The Transporter required objects/people to be constructed at the destination. For inanimate objects, construction might not be a serious problem. For people, the construction would have to be done in less than a few hundred milliseconds; Circa 200-500 nanoseconds might be a better estimate of the real time requirements. Brain functions occur very rapidly; A partially constructed brain might perform functions which would interfere with the proper functioning of the fully constructed brain. Furthermore, the specifications describing a human being include formidable requirements relating to data collection & storage.