In my world, teleporters have been developed. I'm having trouble trying to explain it and its invention. This is due to the fact that it is one of the only extremely futuristic technologies in my story.
The way teleporters currently work in my story is they are a telephone booth-sized device that you type in coordinates or a teleporter number/code (kind of like calling a phone number) and then you enter it and teleport.
So I have a couple questions:
- What are some ways I can explain the development of teleporters in a scientific-sounding way?
- Other than sophisticated robots, magnetically levitating cars, and advanced prosthetics, my world is probably only 10 years in the future in terms of technology. So, how can I explain how and why the teleporter was invented before, for example, faster-than-light travel?
Good answers will address the two questions above.
I have looked into teleportation, but the field is a little bit over my head and I don't want to learn everything about science that has ever science-d.