NOTE: while I was getting these pages ready for posting, I heard about the team at the
University of Innsbruck in Austria and their successful achievement of quantum teleportation.

Although these pages concern solid matter teleportation, which is fundamentally different, I want
to congratulate the Austrian team, as well as all the physicists who contributed to the research.



Introduction

"Beam me up, Scotty!"

How many times have you seen Captain Kirk (or whoever) say those words, get pulled out of a tough situation on Star Trek, and wondered, "How do they do that?"

Teleportation has been an element of science fiction for many years, but have you ever stopped to think just exactly how this could be acomplished?

This is the place to find out!

One thing to keep in mind, though; on these pages, I'll be talking about the necessary technology in present tense, but the technology is probably at least 100-200 years in the future.

Just making sure you know... ;-)

These pages deal with establishing both protocol and paradigm for solid matter teleportation; while the technological capability won't exist for quite some time, it's safe to assume that the laws of physics will remain unchanged until then.

So why bother? Simply put, to create a starting point now, so that others can build on it in the future.

Consider:

A great many of Leonardo da Vinci's visions have only become possible in this century, close to 500 years after he died.

Only in recent years has it become scientifically possible to test many of Albert Einstein's theories.

John Von Neumann, the Hungarian mathematician, never built a computer, yet he developed a theoretical model of computing 50 years ago that has shaped every computer built since then.

True vision is, by its very nature, timeless and eternal; when the vision hits, go with it.

Some of what's presented here might be fairly close in concept to what you've seen in science fiction; some might seem like SF in and of itself.

Also, in developing this, I extrapolated certain aspects of existing technology as a starting point, most notably the quasi-TCP/IP structure of SMETP (Solid Matter Encoding and Transport Protocol). This is intentional, and was done to be able to extrapolate from the current state of the art.

It does NOT, however, mean that you'll be able to download a gorgeous babe from an adult site anytime soon, though... ;-D

So, without further ado...

"Ready to beam up..."


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