To: FredZarguna; TheZMan
It is teleportation in the Star Trek sense, as explained by James Blish in the novel Spock Must Die in 1970. [Blish wrote a number of Star Trek episodes and adapted the teleplays into anthologies in at least two books.] His very nice description of how the teleporter works, and how it involves the material destruction of an individual in the transporter room accompanied by his material reconstruction at distance is both quantum mechanically correct (at the level explained) and metaphysically interesting
Thanks i was wondering if anyone else was going to chime in with this bit of Star Trek knowledge.
In addition I believe that the there was at least one episode of Star Trek the Next Generation that dealt with this concept..might have been the one with Scotty as the guest star.
To: DouglasKC; FredZarguna
Dan Simmons also used this type teleportation in his novels Ilium
No one seemed as excited about this mode of "transportation" once they learned that they were actually destroyed at the transmitting end.
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