Talk:465: Quantum Teleportation

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No mention in the explanation that having pooh-poohed the idea of quantum teleportation being anything like the archetypal fictional representation of matter-transporters, the guy then "goes to the Bahamas" via a box that has been flipped to "regular teleportation"... 178.107.249.215 22:38, 11 June 2013 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure that it's not the laws of physics that make teleportation impossible. Converting matter to energy and back again is entirely possible theoretically. It's just that engineering such a device would be almost impossible. Or you could use a wormhole, which is again just a matter of figuring out how you'd build the damn thing.108.162.216.106 01:05, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

RE: Engineering a device - also, it's not merely the conversion that presents the challenge, but that such a conversion would have to be highly-structured and practically instantaneous for Star Trek-style teleportation to work - Brettpeirce (talk) 20:09, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Not sure about "the scientist is angry that there is no interest in his quantum version". It looks as much as if he's a general scientist (certainly one who prefers to personally use non-quantum teleportation) who just happens to be pestered by reporters who are after soundbites on 'quantum' things (or cold fusion, or genetic editing, or whatever is the current 'story') after someone (and it doesn't sound like it was him) published some paper on the subject. After all, reporters and news organisations tend to have a 'little black book' of contacts who are broadly experts on a wide subject and have been happy to try to explain things in reader-friendly terms. (Though, at least this one time, the inanity of the questioning has clearly broken whatever polite exterior was originally there when accepting the original impromptu interview request.) 172.71.242.58 20:08, 31 October 2023 (UTC)