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Questions tagged [teleportation]

For questions about instantaneously or near-instantaneously transporting an object from one location to another.

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What would be practical usage of relatively slow low range teleportation like technology? [closed]

Let's assume that there is easy and very cheap method for someone to enter 'separate dimension' in one place, walk and exit in another. For an external observer it would look like instant ...
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Would a portal to space enable propulsionless orbital launch

I'm writing a story about a race that has space travel capabilities without rocket technology, instead is using a portal to space and was wondering whether it's possible for them to put something in ...
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What would happen to the Earth if it were suddenly transported to a completely empty void? [duplicate]

The entire planet Earth is suddenly teleported (never mind how for now) to a completely empty space. No sun, no moon, no stars or other planets. There's absolutely nothing out there and it appears ...
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What goes in, must come out - limitations of temporal displacement

I am plotting out a sci-fi setting, and trying to figure out the consequences of a non-conventional form of time travel. In the story, time travel has been achieved by means of temporal displacement....
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Teleportation - Pressure differences

Warning This question is one of a series about specific use of teleportation. It will concern only about pressure and atmosphere. Here are previous question: Teleportation and speed Context The ...
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Teleportation - Keeping momentum on arrival

Warning This question is the first of a series about specific use of teleportation. It will concern only about momemtum and speed: other subjects will be exposed later. Context The story happens in ...
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Teleportation - the collision of matter problem [closed]

I'm surprised I can't find a previous question on this. We all know that being teleported instantly from one place to another has a big problem. If your co-ordinates are off, you might appear in the ...
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“Slow” teleportation

I've got a new invention which I think could revolutionize the transportation of people and goods: it's a teleport unit, which can transmit matter from one portal to another regardless of what is in ...
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What are the options to incorporate teleportation in my story in a realistic fashion that adheres to the laws of physics?

I'm currently outlining my science fiction novel which deals with humanity reaching Type 3 civilization status. My goal is to place an emphasis on hard science fiction while featuring fantastic ...
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Accidental cloning

So, there is a moderately advanced civilisation, teleportation, interplanetary missiles, interplanetary system transportation, cloning devices and the like, and the main character walks into a ...
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Is it possible to rule a galaxy without mastering teleportation?

I would like to know if a very advanced civilisation could rule an entire galaxy without mastering teleportation or any other method that allows traveling faster than light (unless you give ...
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In the event of an attack on a city such as Chicago, how long would it take the US military to respond? [closed]

Assuming that the attacker was able to travel unnoticed or possibly used something like teleportation, how long would it take the military to arrive for a counteroffensive? If possible, I'd like time ...
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Sending a large object at a small portal

Imagine a portal. This portal is two-dimensional and circular, with a diameter of one meter. It is completely above the ground. It leads from Planet A to a planet across the galaxy (Planet B) . An ...
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Teleportation without dying

I have a character who can teleport to essentially anywhere he can think of, assuming he either has been there before, or is given exact coordinates. The problem is, I can only think of two ways to ...
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Is it easier to mine asteroids than planets if teleportation technology exists?

Inspired by comments to JBH's answer to The worlds between, the consequences of instantaneous FTL. The Premise A technology for instantaneous travel exists, making it possible to travel to any point ...
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Is the idea of being “fused” to/into a material as a result of a teleportation accident plausible?

Assuming it were possible to phase through matter/teleport, is it possible within the laws of physics/chemistry to end up stuck/fused to solid materials? Obviously we lack the real world ability to ...
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Healing/Surgery by teleport

Preface: I'm worldbuilding for a story that has been in my head for ages, it's a kinda SciFi/Fantasy combo. There is one "godlike" being that can alter how physics work in a certain area, and it's ...
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How can a colony of teleporters make the most money while keeping their teleportation a secret?

The Situation A colony of 100 teleporters (between the ages of 20-40) have been hidden away living like monks for 1000's of years to prevent their detection. With the death of their old leader, a ...
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Teleportation rules that don't cause Infinite Energy

High-Magic world. What sort of rules could be put in place to nip the pesky infinite energy teleportation problem from happening? Currently the rules I have are: Large mana use / long cooldown Short ...
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Imitating the double body aspect of quantum entanglement with other tech…

I’m working on a scenario where one person can be at two places at the same time, kind of like a mirror version of themselves where the original person controls both bodies even though the two bodies ...
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How to theoretically justify teleportation?

As far as my crude understanding of physics goes, to teleport something from a place to another, the matter would be needed to be converted into radiation. Since it is fiction, we assume that the ...
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Teleportation into solid mass [closed]

A scientist finally develops an accurate and safe way to teleport matter - even living one - to a defined spot. He does so by typing in three coordinates, which, in meters, define the target position ...
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How to make the best use of limited teleportation? [closed]

People in a modern setting have started gaining mysterious powers (you know how this goes), but they're pretty rare and they all have significant limitations. Our protagonist has the particularly ...
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How can I limit teleportation through magic? [closed]

Context In this medieval-fantasy (Tolkien-esque, except humans are the only race except for some incredibly rare magical ones) world, a few individuals ( have become mages, sorcerers and monks - ...
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Gravitational observatories vs. teleporting aliens

Let`s suppose there is an alien supercivilization whose interstellar vessel has «exited hyperspace» in a close proximity of the Earth (i.e. a certain volume of physical space only filled with vacuum ...
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Possible Long Term Effects of Frequent Teleportation

This is a follow-up to my previous question, based on one of the comments that was made. While the answers to the original make it quite reasonable that there will be no permanent effects manifested ...
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Containing a teleporter in a forcefield

I have this guy (lets call him Mike), that can instantly teleport anywhere in the universe with little effort (yes, even inside solid walls and such). He also happens to be very very dangerous, and ...
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What will happen to an object placed between two portals facing each other

Here's the deal: There are actually four portals. Two of them facing to a black hole and their linked portals are facing each other In image BH is black hole P1 is portal number one similarly P2,P3,...
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In what way could advanced aliens transport the entire human race, except for three people?

A futuristic, robot-like species has been observing the human race for thousands of years and has decided to remove them all from planet Earth. In what way could they do this, whilst also having the ...
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What rules can limit magical teleportation? [closed]

In my story, some people have the power of teleportation. I have constructed it in a way in which for teleportation to occur, it needs to be a water surface. All one needs to do is to see the ...
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How does a teleporter logically lead to time travel? [closed]

I've read a good number of FTL equals time travel questions and answers both here and on other sites, but for the life of me I just do not get the connection. Let's take a really simple case: say at ...
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Will a gravity-o-meter detect a jumper?

I am sure that this is a scenario we have all encountered. We have all of the expensive sensors that money can buy to protect our vintage collection of bottle caps and Golden Girls memorabilia from ...
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How would life be different if humans are, and always have been, able to teleport? [closed]

To clarify the question: the teleportation is unaided - not an invention, it simply comes with being human. First, there is no need for vehicles. No cars, no buses, no bikes. Take that back further ...
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How do I reconcile portal mechanics for all situations?

Basically, in my novel, there is a magic power that involves creating portals that lengthen or shorten the distance between two places. To make a portal, the user must first have a large amount of ...
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Use of a portal as a weapon [closed]

Let's say that a scientist has found a way to create and control portals. (for this instance, the portals are the ones from the game PORTAL) If the need arise, could said scientist put an object is ...
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What is the impact on the world politics if teleportation is possible?

Say, we had a teleport in all bigger cities (let's say circa more than 1 million) in the world (and some other "important" places, like military bases). What would be the impact of this? Would the ...
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How to make classified document (hard copy as well) impossible to be teleported to another location?

Year is 2367 CE, the invention of teleporter enables an object or even a person to transverse anywhere at the speed of light reliably and efficiently. However just like wiretapping the electromagnetic ...
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In an era of instantaneous travel, would more mundane methods still be used?

Let's say that teleportation (magical or technological, it matters not) is perfected to such a great degree that you can go anywhere from a few dozen yards, to the other side of the planet (basically) ...
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Psychological effects of teleportation and coping mechanisms

For the purposes of this question, "teleportation" refers to Star Trek style teleportation: a body is diassembled in one location, and reassembled with an exact (perfect) replica of the entire ...
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Battle tactics for portal warfare / exploration

In a story a long time ago in an age long forgotten, the main characters find an ancient portal-gate-system, powered by an even more forgotten magic. The main characters have access to soldiers, ...
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Instant reloading bullets

I have a hero who uses a pair of handguns as weapons. As he progresses along his journey he's obviously going to become better and better with them as well as run into tougher and more numerous ...
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How do I protect my shop from teleporters?

I live in a world where magic is common. Most people have enough magic to do simple tasks like lighting a candle or healing minor injuries. Higher magic is very rare, and those individuals mostly ...
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Scientific Theories for Personal short-range teleportation.

The world I am designing contains several ancient artifacts that among other things, share the common trait of allowing users to short-range teleport (think the Blink ability from Dishonored). The ...
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How to convince people to teleport themselves?

Given a teleporter works by disassembling particles of a person, and re-assemble the same person elsewhere (so I'm assuming the teleport is not working thanks to something like a wormhole), how do I ...
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How can we imprison a teleporter?

Earth's greatest minds have done it, they captured Dave the teleporter, but now we have a problem, where do we keep him? While we can keep him sedated until it is built we need to work fast, lest we ...
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How can we catch a teleporter?

Some Background The government is very good at catching people. Even the few who can keep away from them are forced into a life of running. But there is a new threat that all of Earth's governments ...
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Is moving faster than light speed a paradox? [closed]

Let's assume that somehow humanity invented a teleporting machine that could momentarily transport a person over very large distances (up to several light years). As we know, the speed of light is ...
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Everyone on earth receives a magic book that can teleport them anywhere. What happens? [closed]

As soon as you turn 10, you receive a magic book that can teleport you anywhere on earth. If you're above 10, you also received one. By writing the coordinates of anywhere on earth, you can teleport ...
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What are the consequences when an advanced alien civilization teleports the entire galaxy clusters?

I like to find out whether such a feat could be realised at all due to the sheer astronomical amount of energy required. I'm developing a story about super advanced alien civilization demonstrating it'...
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How might a machine to combine divergent experiences of two clones work?

With the recent glut of teleportation technologies showing up, we now have a situation where two [initially] identical copies of a person can exist at the same time. Consequently, while their brains ...