Wormholes, How to. . .

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Jarrod Loeffler, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Jarrod Loeffler Registered Member

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    I have read that it is theoretically possible to break matter down into tiny parts, open a tiny wormhole for a few billionths of one second, and transport that matter to a given "exit" wormhole. Keep in mind that I am using the term "wormhole" loosely, as a true wormhole may not serve this exact purpose (and certainly that is up for debate on its own).

    How would something like that be done?

    - Destablize matter; break it into millions of smaller pieces

    - Open a "wormhole" for long enough to transport the smaller pieces of matter (this wormhole must have a controlled entrance and exit)

    - Transport the pieces of matter through the wormhole

    - At the exit of the wormhole, or just before, reorganize the pieces of matter and out comes a given object.

    All within a couple of billionths of one second.

    Now my question is:

    How can this be done?

    How much energy would be required?

    The most obvious question is:

    Is this possible?
     
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  3. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    One technological problem is that some complex processing would be required at the Worm Hole exit to reassemble all the parts. Whatever is required for that process must be transported to the end of the Worm Hole first.

    Of course the data specifying how to do the reassembly must precede the parts or the parts must be stored while waiting for that data.

    If something as complex as a human being is to be transported, the amount of data required is mind boggling. A human is composed of 10[sup]24[/sup] or more atoms. The position of each atom must be specified. To record this much data in a few nanoseconds seems beyond the capabilities of current & future computers. To act on it in a few nanoseconds seems impossible.

    BTW: Note that the real time requirements for reconstructing a human being (ala the Star Trek transporter) are formidable. I do not think the reconstruction would allow the person to survive if it took more than 500 nanoseconds (even a shorter time might not be fast enough). As you reconstruct a brain (or other organs), biochemical & bioelectric processes start to occur. Such processes occurring within a partially reconstructed organ (especially the brain), would interfere with a proper reconstruction of the remaining parts of the organ.
     
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  5. eburacum45 Valued Senior Member

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    There are several questions that occur to me.
    Firstly, disassembling something then reassembling it seems to have whole host of problems by itself, without including a wormhole into the process. If and when we can disassemble something then reassemble it after transmitting that data a few metres away, without passing any data through a wormhole, that would be a remarkable feat. The positions and states of a septillion atoms would require vast databanks and bandwidth to transmit, as well as a long time to pass all that information. Not something that could be done in an eyeblink.

    Secondly a wormhole is a topological construct, and if you open it, you must keep it open or it will close before you can use it. Keeping a wormhole open requires exotic (negative) energy, which is only available in very small amounts. If you don't keep it open, it will collapse before you can even find out where the other end is. If you don't know where the other end is, you wont be able to set up your reassembly equipment at the other end.
     
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  7. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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