What happens if you teleport into a solid object?

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by eram, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    You've asserted this before and at the time, you agreed that 'never' was overstated. It's way overstated.

    A teleportation device that does not need a receiver is only a hair's-breadth more advanced than a teleportation device in the first place.

    As I pointed out before, it's like Cro-Magnon Man saying, "OK, I grant that propellor-driven craft are possible, but turboprops will never be feasible."
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  3. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

    Mentioning the ignorance of some historical person neither proves nor implies anything about a current view of reality.

    I suppose that if somebody mentions the potential power of Pixie dust yet to be invented, you would consider it a plausible future technology.

    BTW: Who might have mentioned aircraft to a Cro-Magnon man?
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Of course it does. We are completely ignorant the of technology that might allow teleportation - with or without receiver.

    Suggesting that
    'this magical technology of the far future' is feasible,
    'this magical technology plus one' is not
    makes no sense.

    A silly thing to say in a thread about teleportation. The thread assumes for the sake of argument, that teleportation is someday feasible.

    Your only logical argument should be: "teleportation in general - with or without receiver - is as fanciful as pixie dust". It makes no sense for you to use a centuries-long pair of micro-tweezers to tease the two apart.
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  7. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

    The closest technology to teleportation without equipment at the receiving end is the use of guns, artillery, rockets, et cetera.

    I repeat: The Star Trek transporter is fantasy, while the Star Gate device is Scifi.

    The lack of receiving equipment at the destination makes Star Trek transporter technology fantasy, not SciFi.

    Even assuming the existence of worm holes requires some unbelievable configuration of space time to allow transfer between any two arbitrary locations.

    Some imaginable concepts of the MindScape will not become reality.
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Indeed. Repeating does not a stronger argument make,
    The Star Gate device is as much fantasy as any other piece of magical technology.
  9. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    Modern advances in fantasia theory have made the quantum leap necessary to transgress that boundary of culturally oppressed imagination.
    It works like this: the object to be teleported is decohered into its constituent quark-plasmodic wave structures, and then - this is the key - at the moment of launching that decoherence toward its destination they are each thrown out of phase with each other by just enough that when they have arrived at the distance required their phase structures realign and recohere.

    So with that solved, we can return to the more interesting question of working out the right order in which to teleport oneself into various objects and substances, so that the properties acquired work best together and create the best combinations of superpowers.

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