posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 01:39 AM
My understanding of the physics behind the teleportation process is as follows:
1. There would be a requirement for some kind of device that would be able to scan every single atom in your body in real time and record the quantum
state of each of those atoms at a single point in time ... otherwise, the reproduction will NOT be an identical copy ... physically or mentally.
2. Obviously the information obtained from this scan would need to be stored somewhere but the data storage requirements would be astronomical ...
easily in the peta/exa bytes range.
3. Once the scanning process is completed and the data safely stored, the individual scanned would have to have each and every atom in his/her body
converted into some form of energy ... naturally this implies the death of the individual.
The matter / energy conversion would liberate an incredible amount of energy as per E=mc^2 and this massive energy release would have to be
manipulated/contained/stored safely somehow.
The less savoury (but much simpler) alternative would be to simply kill the scanned individual and dispose of his/her body !
1. There are two obvious methods for recreating the transported individual:
(a) By transmitting sufficient energy from the dematerialization point to the rematerialization point or
(b) Using locally available energy.
2. The initially scanned data need to be transmitted to the receiving point to be used as the blueprint for recreation of the individual.
Again, here we're talking about transmitting an astronomical amount of info and would require some kind of technological capability for transmitting
the total peta/exa bytes within a very short time period.
3. Assuming that the data has been successfully transmitted/received and that sufficient energy is available, then the reassembly point would have to
have some kind of technology that could convert the energy into resultant matter (atoms) that now have the identical quantum states of the original
matter (atoms) ... energy to matter conversion m=E/c^2.
Also, it would be imperative that the technology exists to recreate each of the trillions of atoms AT THE SAME TIME to prevent quantum state drift
away from the original quantum states ... because if you create the atoms one by one, by the time the last atom has been created, all preceding atoms
would have completely acquired different quantum states as these states would evolve and change over time period taken to recreate every single atom
within the original individual.
Finally, an obvious side effect of teleportation based on the above:
If the quantum states of every atom within the individual can be scanned and stored, this implies the possibility, given sufficient energy, of
recreating numerous copies of the original individual.
So if an individual is teleported but subsequently dies at some future time, then another identical individual (minus the additional memories acquired
since re-materialization and death) could be recreated from the scanned and stored data ... a form of immortality ?
Also, what if after scanning/data transmission that say, 10 individuals are rematerialized AT THE SAME TIME, then which one can claim to be the
original ? My thought is that they all were created from the same data stream at the same time, therefore ALL can claim originality. What about the
legal standing of each of these copies ? What if the original was married ?
Additionally, what about the possibility of being scanned and stored but arranging to be rematerialized in say 1 years time, or 10 years time, or even
1000 years time ? A form of time travel into the future. Would you take up the option given the opportunity ?
[edit on 15/10/09 by tauristercus]
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