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2005-07-10 10:27:29 AM  
I'll bet that somebody is also going to work an angle such that when you re-materialize, it will be sans certain fat in certain area's. It will replace lipo suction and tummy tucks.

Gee, now I know why nobody on Star Trek was fat.
2005-07-10 10:49:45 AM  
What about scotty? He wasn't in perfect shape.

My guess is that people are going to make a big stink "Oh, they'll move your body but they CAN'T MOVE YOUR SOUL" and we'll have that whole photograph scandal again...
2005-07-10 11:16:56 AM  
I think that this news
2005-07-10 11:21:19 AM  
That's a cool idea,JustinCase. Space-age pickpockets could also remove the $ from your wallet during the process.
2005-07-10 11:22:07 AM  
Dammit, if my time machine had not malfuntioned, this post would have been before JustinCase's post.
2005-07-10 11:22:32 AM  
they successfully teleported a beam of light across a work bench

hmm anyone else think Flashlight?
2005-07-10 11:24:15 AM  

would have been a whole lot cooler if i would of ended my comment in the other thread. ohhh, that woulda been funny eh?
2005-07-10 11:25:50 AM  
Clever. I love Fark. =D
2005-07-10 11:26:18 AM  
2005-07-10 11:27:48 AM  
'spooky action at a distance' - When Casper gets a hooker in D.C.?
2005-07-10 11:28:37 AM  
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2005-07-10 11:34:13 AM  
Sure, scientists are wondering about "Spooky action at a distance," but what about Smookyfufu at a distance?

/I kid
2005-07-10 11:37:17 AM  
Dude, I wonder if this will happen to al...
2005-07-10 11:43:06 AM  
I'm sure we already have teleportation. Years ago, the early 90s or so my father worked for Lockheed Skunkworks. It wasn't classified but it was known they were working on a teleporter and was successful enough to have teleported a single atom. Now this was 15 or so years ago, god knows with more funding, and more technology at their hands what they have done. Remember, the government is always around 25 years ahead of us. So what we'll see in 2030, is what they have now. A lot of intresting non-classified stuff used to go around there, like the plane that can shift colors for stealth, and such.

Reminds me of a story someone once told me, how in the 80s some astronomy group who wanted to listen for "alien signals" went to the NSA. Since the NSA had this old facility in the desert, that was used to radio interception. They worked out an agreement that some land the organization owned in Utah would be exchanged for the facility, since it was no longer in use since the 70s. When the scientists got there and went through the facility, they found most of the computers gone, which is reasonable, but they found other things. Like the networking was shielded 1GB/s. Things like the compression and capabilities of the dish, etc. Basicially things that were cutting edge in the 90s, where these guys took over, were made by the NSA in the 60s, and then became so obsolete to them, they closed it in the late 70s. So imagine what they had to replace it.
2005-07-10 11:49:40 AM  
Gee, now I know why nobody on Star Trek was fat.

What about Scotty? And he'd have the most knowledge and access to something like that. Not to mention Kirk in the last few movies, Riker in those last seasons; that last episode of Enterprise where Riker had to play himself 10 years prior was embarassing.
2005-07-10 11:50:22 AM  
Teleportation does work.

Beam me up, and see you on the other thread.

2005-07-10 11:50:41 AM  
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2005-07-10 12:02:59 PM  
This has been around a long time. It's not teleportation in the science fiction sense but the transfer of the quantum state of two atoms over a distance. Both atoms already exist so no matter is moved.
2005-07-10 12:03:27 PM  

Shhh no one cares.
2005-07-10 12:03:43 PM  
Very witty. Kudos to submitter for making me laugh on a Sunday at work.
2005-07-10 12:14:53 PM  
Nightwulf: Share some more, that was cool... keep going.....
2005-07-10 12:22:29 PM  
i heard they're actually considering putting teleportation-like technology to use in the IT field...imagine, instantanious data transfer...more pr0n then evar!!!
2005-07-10 12:25:11 PM  
Gully Foyle ...
2005-07-10 12:26:07 PM  
2005-07-10 12:30:33 PM  
Evilreaver, i don't have a soul to begin with so...what's that?? yes, master...i understand. the goats and chickens too? alright, but i don't have to stick around and watch do i? thank you dark master, you are most gracious.

sorry everyone, i gotta go take care of a minor problem with some misguided followers.
2005-07-10 12:39:00 PM  
I am the good mark12A. I don't know what to do. Tell me what to do.....
2005-07-10 12:59:45 PM  
Greatest headline of all time.
2005-07-10 01:19:06 PM  
2005-07-10 01:25:12 PM  
I think Doctor McCoy had it right, those things could mess you up. All it would take is one small transporter accident and you come out of the transporter with your penis hanging out of your forehead. If it's an away party, it might not even be your own penis...
2005-07-10 01:32:39 PM  
Could we please not link to Yahoo news for a science article? It makes baby Nixon cry.
2005-07-10 01:37:46 PM  
Teleportation. What could pos...
2005-07-10 02:07:14 PM  
Digitize me, Fr...
2005-07-10 02:10:02 PM  
I submitted this...
2005-07-10 02:30:52 PM  
2005-07-10 02:39:08 PM  
hmm, ...
2005-07-10 03:07:19 PM  
i'd hit...
2005-07-10 03:58:41 PM  
I think an alien just beamed into my pants.
2005-07-10 04:19:21 PM  
I'm so, so, sorry, but i gotta say it.
They ever get this to work, u can imagine that they will also make the rape laws more severe.
2005-07-10 04:20:21 PM  
It ain't gonna happen. This is the same nonsense that makes people believe in Time Travel. Time and space are inextricably interwoven, and to try and access one without the other is silly. Be here now, man....and like it!!
2005-07-10 04:25:10 PM  

I'm so glad we have someone here that fully understands the universe in all it's intricacy and complexity, thank you for informing us that this will never work, I'm sure the research will be discontinued and the money re-appropriated.
2005-07-10 05:06:29 PM  
You know, as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter if it works or not. Legitimate research is ALWAYS worth the time and money spent. when I say legitimate, I'm SURE ..... absolutly POSITIVE that someone will start whining about government mis-appropriations and spending, but that's NOT what I'm talking about. Research like this, while it may not provide the desired results, will produce some results. I can't say what, I can't say when, but it's all about innovation. Being able to step up and looking at the universe, and TRYING things. If no one ever questioned things, and tried things, then nothing would ever get done. I love people like davynelson who say that things are impossible, because they live such simple lives. They let others decide what to think, say, wear, etc, instead of thinking and questioning the universe around them.
2005-07-10 05:18:51 PM  
Union Aerospace Corporation Mars Research and Development teams were unavailable for comment.
2005-07-10 05:26:05 PM  
In Soviet Rus
2005-07-10 06:03:41 PM  
Manfred J. Hattan

2005-07-10 06:39:44 PM  
So we'll just skip right past the flying cars.

2005-07-10 06:41:36 PM  
I would like to Teleport my Ex-Husband.......
2005-07-10 07:31:50 PM  

2005-07-10 10:27:29 AM JustinCase [TotalFark]

I'll bet that somebody is also going to work an angle such that when you re-materialize, it will be sans certain fat in certain area's. It will replace lipo suction and tummy tucks.

Gee, now I know why nobody on Star Trek was fat.

And also why there was only one bathroom on the entire ship (now you know why they have more than one full-time transporter operator).

Now you know why the crew never has to leave their posts for bathroom breaks during their shift as well. After all, one can be ready for an alien attack if your security officer is in the toilet.
2005-07-10 08:34:26 PM  
Well, as so long as they keep that poor Schrodinger's cat in one state or another, we can get this thing licked. I'm sure of it.

Beam me up, I'm late per usual.
2005-07-10 09:04:33 PM  
Help me!
Help me!
2005-07-10 09:24:44 PM  
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