Here's the problem with teleportation

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
#1
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.
 

Merc

Certified Shitlord
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#3
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.
So . . . cut and paste.

Works for my homework, why not me?
 

Tucker

Lion Rampant
#4
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.
That's not a problem with teleportation. It's a misgiving about a proposed method of teleportation.

Yes, I have no sense of humor.
 
#7
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.
 

Wade8813

Registered Member
#8
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.

Yes, I have no sense of humor.
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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PretzelCorps

Registered Member
#10
Jeanie said:
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.
That's not a problem with teleportation. It's a misgiving about a proposed method of teleportation.
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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