Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 799x342][i291.photobucket.com image 320x320]The sounds those things made scarred me for LIFE!
Cannonade: I think you'd have to be frozen to start with in any case because the scanning/disassembly process couldn't be instantaneous. Anyone scanned alive would probably bleed out during the process.
liam76: About time they got cracking on that ansible thing.
Mad_Radhu: Of course the most disturbing part is the question of what happens from your point of view when you get transported. You'd think that from your POV, you die instantly as you are torn apart on a atomic level and that the person that is reconstituted on the other end only think they are you because they have all of your memories. There'd just be no way to know what happens from a person's perspective.
gweilo8888: VonKraut: Just because we can't conceive of it now doesn't mean it won't happen, or that we shouldn't try.Yep, laws of physics be damned. I will get this camel through the eye of this needle, if I just push hard enough!/try, try again
Creative Name: take me apart, take me apartwhat a way to roambut if you have to take me apart to get me thereI'd rather stay at home
Felgraf: liam76: About time they got cracking on that ansible thing.If I recall correctly, quantum teleportation is still limited by c.The problem with the ansible is that (if I'm remembering my quantum right: It's been 2 years since graduate quantum), when you entangle to particles-measuring one causes the *wave function* of the other to collapse: but you cannot control *how* it does so. (That is, I can measure an entangled particle and go "aha! This one has momentum X.. sot he other must have momentum -X, and its wave function has now collapsed! But I cannot go "I will ADD momentum X to my particle, causing the other to have momentum -X!")Now, you might go "Wait! But if we can choose to collapse some wave functions, but not others, we could still use that as the basis for sending ones and zeroes!"But, again, that doesn't quite work: because (again, I'm pretty sure I'm remembering this right), you cannot measure to see if the waveform has collapsed yet. . I *think*. I definately recall a lecture explaining why the ansible couldn't work, but I admit I may be getting the details a bit wrong. =/.
Quantum Apostrophe: Now I'm going kayaking, biking, walking and all the things you won't be able to do in space...
HST's Dead Carcass: So, I don't have to worry about rush hour anymore?/should probably RTFA
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