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Håvard

teletransportation.. wow, that is really mind boggling. I mean, would it really be YOU that come out in the other end? or would it actually be an identical copy of you. Consequently you will be dead, and no one would know because "you" successfully arrived at the destination. however, you is really just a person that is exactly like you, with same memories and personality etc . I would not enter one without a second thought!

Dick Pelletier

Yeah, I think a lot of technology needs to surface before this way out idea will ever become reality. But hey, if Kurzweil and other forward-thinkers are correct, and information technologies advance exponentially in the decades ahead; teleportation could one day become not only accepted, but may be considered the most efficient way for humans to get from point A to point B.

Christian Henrik Nesheim

Yeah, I'd like to be the same person on the other side too, but would it really make a difference if I weren't? If I had the same thoughts and memories etc.

What will be interesting to see, I think, is whether the technology to teleport humans will precede or coincide with the singularity. If it happens before, I'm not sure how gracefully we'll take it.

Håvard

well for everyone except you it would not matter if its you or a clone... but I guess the key is to transfer the very same atoms(and whatever is inside them) from A to B, and not just recreate them and dematerialize the old ones.

Shades

Try this one: Google Earth/Streetview, real-time, intensive sensory experience. How far away can that be? There are 3D cameras that can take sonar pulses of an area and project them like a video camera. There are tens of thousands of CCTV cameras in cities like London and New York. What's stopping a company (lets use Google) from installing their own network of real-time cameras/sensory devices that not only took concurrent pictures of what was actually happening, but recorded sounds, analyzed smells, and even one day provided the user with a means of interacting with the observed environment. Watching a sunset at your favorite park with your loved one who happens to be thousands of miles away.

It's sensory teleportation. You beam your brain.

Christian

Shades:
Shades:

That sounds like a natural next step for Google earth, and it makes a lot of sense. I never thought about that. I wouldn't be surprised if that is already on Google's agenda.

I guess the main obstacles are analyzing smell(we are still awaiting the smelly TV), and getting real-time video footage. Since I don't see any company finding it profitable or feasible to physically place cameras all over the world, I think cheaper access to satellite photos is what will solve that one. And yeah, it can't be that far away can it?

Thanks for the feedback Shades, I hope to hear from you again soon.

Duyen

His this really happened yet?

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Herve Leger

Well said. I appreciate your thinking

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