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I think the key is going to be nanotechnology. We can put enormous amounts of energy inside a very small volume, at the level of atoms. You can use almost any energy source to energize a laser: we use chemical explosions, electron beams, hydrogen bombs, X-rays. In the future, I suspect if we have a nano-battery — that is, a battery which stores energy at the atomic level, in the same way that gasoline is a concentration of sunlight over millions of years — we may be able to create a portable ray gun. There’s nothing in laws of physics preventing it. But we can’t even get a battery to power a car with the same efficiency as gasoline. That’s how primitive we are.”
In 1993 an international group of six scientists, including IBM Fellow Charles H. Bennett, confirmed the intuitions of the majority of science fiction writers by showing that perfect teleportation is indeed possible in principle, but only if the original is destroyed.
Australian scientists said Monday they had successfully "teleported" a laser beam encoded with data, breaking it up and reconstructing an exact replica a yard away.
Originally posted by Master_Wii
I say the hell with invisibility and the light saber. My pick is free energy, and teleportation. What should in your opinion should be invented first?