Here's the problem with teleportation

Discussion in 'The Bathroom Wall' started by Jeanie, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    assuming a device could be invented which would identify the quantum state of matter of an individual in one location and transmit that pattern to a different location for reassembly, you would not have transported the individual. You would have destroyed him in one location and recreated him in another.
     

  2. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    That's why I don't like cricket.
     
  3. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    So . . . cut and paste.

    Works for my homework, why not me?
     
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  4. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    That's not a problem with teleportation. It's a misgiving about a proposed method of teleportation.

    Yes, I have no sense of humor.
     
  5. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    actually I watched it on youtube and typed as I was hearing it.
     
  6. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    by jove, I think you've got it!
     
  7. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    But a quantum teleporer would not have this problem. It would find a possibility where you are there, and collapse on it. Moving you instantly.
     
  8. Wade8813

    Wade8813 Registered Member

    As long as it's a perfect duplicate (including memories etc), does it even matter? In fact, maybe it could be tweaked to be even better - it recreates you minus an injury, or whatever.

    Either I don't either (quite possible, if you believe anything Chaos says (I don't know why anyone would... :rolleyes:)), or it wasn't funny in the first place. :-/
     
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  9. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    It matters in that you will have died.
     
  10. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Still, it's a reason I would never elect for teleportation of any kind, myself: If the individual is destroyed on one end, the individual coming out the other end would have no idea that he/she is not the original. Therefore, when you ask this new individual "Were you destroyed in teleportion, and thus merely a perfect copy of that which once was?" they will answer "Dude, no, it's awesome," believing it the truth, but really, it being a lie.

    This is srs bizins, why was it posted in sub-talk?
     
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