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(Vnunet)   "2 to beam up Mr. Scott " teleportation coming closer to reality   (vnunet.com) divider line 62
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2002-02-10 04:36:16 PM
beam me to the front
 
2002-02-10 04:36:24 PM
We only have enough power to beam up your shoes
 
2002-02-10 04:37:45 PM
"Why didn't you tell me my ass was this big?"
 
2002-02-10 04:39:06 PM
My feet are cold now.
 
2002-02-10 04:40:09 PM
I reckon they are correct.
 
2002-02-10 04:40:26 PM
Damnit, work on the replicators first.
 
2002-02-10 04:41:04 PM
Damn I did not realise that pic was so big, sorry if ya gota shaity 'net connection and this is slow
 
2002-02-10 04:41:43 PM
Beam me to Amsterdam and back daily.
I volunteer.
 
2002-02-10 04:41:58 PM
as long as the replicators do famous grouse i will be happy
 
2002-02-10 04:42:15 PM
They're not gonna scramble my molecules, I can tell ya that much...
 
2002-02-10 04:42:24 PM
Imagine the wireless network capabilities. Just buy an entangled particle from your ISP, then travel to mars if you want.
 
2002-02-10 04:43:15 PM
this same type of article was on here like a year ago I swear.
 
2002-02-10 04:45:14 PM
Just think of the spam possibilites. All kinds of places sending stuff you never wanted anyway through your transporter.
 
2002-02-10 04:45:41 PM
I don't think teleportation of humans will ever be viable. Basically, you're going to have to deal with whatever you're teleporting into, including air. If you teleport into air, it would be like getting the bends, only worse. On that note: brains....
 
2002-02-10 04:46:27 PM
"Sougato Bose and Dipankar Home ... announced a breakthrough in a method that could be used to 'entangle' particles, or what Einstein once described as "spooky action at a distance"

Leave it to Einstein to confuse the rest of us with his genius-speak.
 
2002-02-10 04:46:58 PM
scotty became a father again last year go figure!
 
2002-02-10 04:48:28 PM
So we are all a bunch of 1's and 0's.
 
2002-02-10 04:49:05 PM
This has been done before. Thing is, this "spooky action" carries no meaningful information. If you were at the receiving end, looking at an electron, you would see it go from one random state to another random state. Unless you were already communicating with a person at the other end, you wouldn't even known it had been affected. Back to bed....
 
2002-02-10 04:50:01 PM
yeah yeah...whatever, what I wanna know is when I have a threesome with Pink and Punky Brewster on the holodeck.

Let's try to prioritize here shall we?
 
2002-02-10 04:51:47 PM
"Bose and Home reckon the technique could be applied to any object, atoms, molecules, and maybe something bigger."

Wow, as long as they reckon it's so. All hail, Billy-Bose and Home-Bob!

I never pick apart articles, so I figured I'd just get my fix right now. It's done, I swear.
 
2002-02-10 04:53:50 PM
Fry1138 Famous Grouse? Get some real scotch.




 
2002-02-10 04:53:59 PM
They need to invent something that can teleport a beer from the fridge to my hand while I'm watching tv. Now that would win the Nobel prize! Laziness is the mother of invention, they say.
 
2002-02-10 04:54:39 PM
7 of 9 woohooo
 
2002-02-10 04:56:35 PM
We would never be permitted any kind of access to this technology, it'd be regulated up the ass and we'd all have to go to teleport terminals, get strip-searched and anally probed, and pay $5,000 a ticket. We can't keep guys with exploding shoes off airplanes, you think suicide bombers wouldn't want to beam themselves into the Oval Office?
 
2002-02-10 05:07:15 PM
Teleportation is theoretically impossible, according to Quantum Mechanical Theory.

The three words this idiotically short article left out are "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle."

It is impossible to adjust for this, no matter how much ST you watch.
 
2002-02-10 05:07:15 PM
Quantum entanglement isn't that new. But I do think the first application should be communication.
 
2002-02-10 05:09:32 PM
It's ridiculous to extrapolate that an experiment that identifies quantum properties of ONE PARTICLE can mean that transporters are just aournd the corner. I'm not cutting up my frequent flyer cards yet.
 
2002-02-10 05:25:48 PM
Pardon but in ST they have what's called a Heisenberg Compensator in the transporters. Now if we can get one of them, then that'd be nice... of course... we don't have one so the problem remains.

Though I would agree we should concentrate on replicators.. the things less likely to be locked away in a dungeon somewhere in D.C. or Area 51 look alike.
 
2002-02-10 05:35:04 PM
won't need cars anymore......or planes........or trains.....or unicycles........hmmmmmmm.....get Lay at Enron on the phone......we need to 'mask' this from the 'public'
 
2002-02-10 05:35:39 PM
If it's what it sounds like, then it would *CLONE* things, not teleport them... Scary.

But you could send your best friend a bar of chocolate and KEEP THE ORIGINAL ONE#&!
 
2002-02-10 05:37:25 PM
of course like any new technology, it will be used for 'adult entertainment' somehow.......
 
jph
2002-02-10 05:45:33 PM
Starless:

Heisenberg said that something doesn't necessarily occur until we see the evidence.

By that token, I'm not insane until someone prooves it.
 
2002-02-10 05:48:59 PM
What the hell are "Danish boffins"?
 
2002-02-10 05:52:43 PM
Nothin' like a hot cup of coffee and an apple and cinnamon Danish boffin to start the day off right.
 
2002-02-10 05:55:00 PM
Useless bit of Trek trivia: At no time in the original Trek series was the phrase "Beam me up Scotty" said by anyone. The closest I think was "Beam them out of there, Scotty," said in Star Trek Generations.

Oh and my glasses are really very thin. Honest!
 
2002-02-10 05:55:12 PM
Harlenson's third unarguable law says that Ron Jeremy kicks ass.
 
2002-02-10 05:58:32 PM
Heisenberg said that something doesn't necessarily occur until we see the evidence.

also by that token, the world was flat until the Greeks came along.
 
2002-02-10 06:06:05 PM
sigh... old(ish) news. Oh well, it's still interesting.
 
2002-02-10 06:09:15 PM
By that token, I'm not insane until someone prooves it.
Only the crminally insane add extra "o"s to words, including the infamous "lose/loose" mix-up.
 
2002-02-10 06:22:15 PM
I'm with Zzeuss. I'd seen this a while back, it was something about using it for spacecraft to communicate over long distances without delays.
 
2002-02-10 06:23:31 PM
I just want to say 'thank you' to Fruity for pointing that out before I could. Silly scientists.
 
2002-02-10 06:33:13 PM
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't understand this. I just want a holodeck, that's all I ask.
 
2002-02-10 06:50:50 PM
That's cool, I'm just afraid I might only get sucked in one side and get stuck inside the computers somehow, and then my molecules could float around and intereact with other things inside the computer.

they should make a movie about that.
 
2002-02-10 06:55:18 PM
Interestingly enough, it was the doctors in the Trek series who were too chicken to teleport. McCoy and Pulaski (2nd season TNG).

I second the holodeck thing though!
 
2002-02-10 07:53:47 PM
Holodeck=interactive porn... How did they get the male crew members to come out of the holodeck anyway?

Oh, how do you know your consciousness is going through the beam? What if it is just killing you and cloning you?
 
2002-02-10 07:57:42 PM
I say they hurry up and make a real transporter, you know what's it like taking a bus to and from college for an hour in the morning and after school? If I get crushed by one more big person sitting next to me I'm gona need surgery!
 
2002-02-10 08:00:28 PM
Ozmodiar: Movies, like Tron? Unless, of course, you were alluding to that...
 
2002-02-10 08:01:53 PM
I'm sorry, but if the process for teleportation involves "tangling" any part of me, you can count me out.
The only thing I like to tangle are my limbs, preferably with someone else's.
 
2002-02-10 08:13:34 PM
screw teleportation, i see greater possibilities in manipulating space from a distance, imagine, you will no longer need huge resources and infrastructure to mine say a whole solar system, just use remote terminals concentrated in one planet.

bah that's for another time, not mine :( .
 
2002-02-10 09:01:49 PM
"Is it safe?" "Oh, yes sir. Snotty beamed me twice last nite..it was wonderful."
 
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