Star trek teleportation is quite a stretch. From everything I've read it would require computing power that may very well be out of reach forever.
It would require computing power that could know where ever atom in a body is and what it's doing at any given moment. It would also require that power to know where every atom is and what its doing at the target location. Then you have to be able to convert the matter to energy and back to matter.
I believed Carl Sagan called it the one Star Trek technology that is forever out of our reach.
posted on 06/16/2004 2:12:46 PM PDT
(you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
From everything I've read it would require computing power that may very well be out of reach forever
Forever is a long, long time. Who knows what the next breakthrough might be?
Flying cars OTOH...
posted on 06/16/2004 2:29:39 PM PDT
(I want to die in my sleep like Gramps -- not yelling and screaming like those in his car)
From everything I've read it would require computing power that may very well be out of reach forever.
Using present day computing power it would take a hundred years to crack the most secure encryption available -- using quantum-computer processing it would take a few seconds. We'll have that in a decade or two at the most... Imagine the computing power achieved in say fifty or one hundred years.
posted on 06/16/2004 3:23:21 PM PDT
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