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Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with Atom
Posted By: Forrest of B.orgDate: 6/17/04 11:17 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with Atom (Mark Levin)

: I think a bigger problem is, what happens to your consciousness during the
: teleportation? Would the person who went through the teleporter be aware
: that he had arrived, or would his mind have been dissipated by the process
: of reducing him to bits or disconnected atoms and a new clone created at
: the destination? Even if "real" teleportation is invented and
: made totally reliable within my lifetime, I would not use it for this
: reason (the fact that the resulting clone of me would make exactly the
: same decisions as me and live out the rest of his life as I would is cold
: comfort).

With the quantum teleportation, you're not so much creating a clone and destroying the original, or even ripping the original apart and moving it somewhere else; on the lowest, purely informational level of reality (that we presently understand), the two atoms *become* one another, or rather, switch where they are and how they're moving. A block of stone suddenly becomes where Mark Levin and some air used to be, an Mark Levin and the surrounding air are suddenly where that hunk of stone was. Nothing was created or destroyed, just swapped.

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Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomsSteve Levinson 6/17/04 4:43 a.m.
     Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomBill 6/17/04 7:18 a.m.
           Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomForrest of B.org 6/17/04 8:19 a.m.
                 Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomMark Levin 6/17/04 10:26 a.m.
                       Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomBob-B-Q 6/17/04 10:34 a.m.
                       Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomEnkidu 6/17/04 11:16 a.m.
                             Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomSteve Levinson 6/17/04 3:14 p.m.
                       Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomForrest of B.org 6/17/04 11:17 a.m.
                       Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomErnie 6/17/04 11:32 a.m.
                             Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomMe_43 6/17/04 11:44 a.m.
                             Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with Atomukimalefu 6/17/04 12:01 p.m.
                             Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomTraxis_Spawn 6/18/04 3:30 a.m.
                                   Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with Atomgoran 6/18/04 4:56 a.m.
                                         sorry, wrong name.goran 6/18/04 4:59 a.m.
                 Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomMe_43 6/17/04 11:35 a.m.
                       Re: Scientists Demonstrate Teleportation with AtomForrest of B.org 6/17/04 12:44 p.m.
     Fascinating . . . But i'm not gonna be . . . .Jäger 6/17/04 1:43 p.m.
           I don't want to end up as an android's cat.Bill 6/17/04 4:14 p.m.
                 Re: I don't want to end up as an android's cat.ukimalefu 6/17/04 8:35 p.m.
                       10 Inventions You're Not Supposed To Know Aboutukimalefu 6/17/04 8:51 p.m.
                             Re: 10 Inventions You're Not Supposed To Know AbouJäger 6/18/04 8:50 a.m.
                 Re: I don't want to end up as an android's cat.Traxis_Spawn 6/18/04 3:39 a.m.
                       Re: I don't want to end up as an android's cat.Steve Levinson 6/18/04 6:15 a.m.
                             Re: I don't want to end up as an android's cat.Traxis_Spawn 6/18/04 9:11 p.m.
     I want to be the first human test subject! :D *NM*D-M.A. 6/18/04 4:50 a.m.

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