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Can teleportation using the reassembly of atoms preserve consciousness and therefore identity?

In my science fiction story, there is an extraordinarily powerful species of alien that can teleport humans. They do this by disassembling a person's body into molecules or atoms and simultaneously ...
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Scrutinizing this anti trespass system implemented on a generation ship

Set on a generation ship, there is a unique teleporter room located just adjacent to the bridge where the captain works. This teleporter room has 26 telephone box-like chambers for personnel to be ...
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This teleporter causes gravitational warping of the user’s body—how come it doesn’t kill them?

So I’ve got a nice point-A-to-point-B teleporter machine, and for some extra flavor I’d like to have the experience of using it include a healthy dose of gravitational/physical warping to push, pull, ...
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Have I missed any obvious applications of my portal superpower?

One of the superpowers in my world is the ability to mentally manipulate portals. These portals are incorporeal, massless, 2-dimensional circles that connect points in space (akin to portals from the ...
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What does a 5km/s wind coming through a portal look like?

If your anchored-to-a-gateway-at-one-end-but-other-end-free-floating wormhole technology has the handwaved ability to match orientation and velocity to the surface of a distant planet, it also has the ...
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How to balance or restrict magical teleportation so that my characters have to travel by foot? [closed]

My universe have these rules applied to teleportation: Any individual can learn the teleportation magic. Though it takes a lot of "mana" normally out of reach by one person, so they either ...
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what cosmic event could teleport a solar system? [closed]

In a project I am mulling over, humanity now inhabits the dense core region of a globular cluster. They did not colonise this cluster; some cosmic event actually teleported the sun, moon and earth (...
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If someone were to teleport from sea level. How loud would the collapse of the resulting human-sized atmospheric void be?

Would it be loud enough to hear and is there any risk of dangerously loud sound waves being generated if the object being teleported is large enough?
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Teleportation without loss of consciousness

Trying to figure out a method for a teleportation machine that definitely does NOT "kill" the user in any way. The big thing is preventing a loss of consciousness during the process. Even if ...
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How could someone use teleportation for international travel without anyone knowing [closed]

The setting is our world. The character obtains a teleportation device. How can it use it for international travel without being caught or discovering the teleportation ability? Some ideas: If you ...
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How could a teleporter scientifically be stopped from using their ability? [closed]

Background: Subject LN96TN04 is a teleporter. He was not born this way but made this way in a lab. He's kept in the laboratory and tests are run on him constantly to develop his abilities. Sometimes, ...
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What constraint would make a teleporter only able to teleport with willing participants?

John is a teleporter. He can teleport other people/objects along with himself. Teleportation is very fast - let's say one second per 1000 miles travelled. He needs to be touching something to teleport ...
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Does shoving matter between two portals generate thrust?

My sci-fi has alien ships coming carrying warp gates. I figured that this technology would have steppingstones and other possible applications. One of which was propulsion without losing mass. To ...
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How could people survive teleporting into the atmosphere while surrounded by vacuum?

In my planned fantasy story, the protagonists must escape a dangerous situation by teleporting the ship they're on (a kind of steam-powered ocean liner) into outer space, then back to the ocean ...
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How can this teleporter escape from eternal falling? [closed]

Let's say we have a teleporter, whose teleports obey conservation of momentum. I.e. if they are moving, and they teleport, then they will continue moving in the same direction. The have no hard range ...
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How would portals that link Earth and a fantasy world work?

I don't exactly want the science on how portals work (though I wouldn't complain if someone did), but I suppose they would work lore-wise. Portals can often be found behind long forgotten entrances, ...
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What is the purpose of using tractor beam when there is a teleporting device onboard?

In many sci-fi movie tropes, we see gigantic spaceship using tractor beam to reel in smaller spacecraft. Usually in every scenario that is being played out the smaller spacecraft is trying to flee ...
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How to stop space pirates from stealing goods using a teleporter, without breaking the bank?

In the good old days, the space pirates used tractor beams to reel in unsuspecting merchant vessels before robbing them. Recently reports of them cohorting with the rebel army soon spread across the ...
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What matter could I use in a dangerous fictional chemical chain reaction, would turn instantly into something harmless once teleported into space?

I am writing the end of a scene, but I have some trouble making the set up believable. My character is looking for a way to stop a machine that will explode to destroy life on (the) earth. She is ...
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How would this sort of limited teleportation affect strategies and tactics used to defend against a tactic like pincer movements?

How would this sort of limited teleportation affect strategies and tactics used to defend against a tactic like pincer movements? In my world, teleportation circles are not only possible, but ...
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How to have humans evolve the same on multiple planets

How to have humans evolve the same on multiple planets In my fantasy universe, almost all sentient life, and most non-sentient life including humans, was teleported to hundreds of planets after a ...
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Safety when entering a spherical or one-way portal

I'm imagining taking the "circle hovering in air" image of a portal into the third dimension; a portal shaped like sphere, about halfway sunk into the ground. When you step through the shell ...
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What percentage of teleporters would a world with teleportation need, before timezones are required?

"Arrive at 3pm" "Wait, is that 3pm your time, my time or the destination time?" "Destination time, it's when the Wizard bar opens at hub-city" "When is that for me?&...
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A city is only reachable by teleporting into it - what's preventing a coordinated attack?

A city was built in a location that's generally difficult to access (floating in the sky, on a remote island, on top of a mountain or something similar). The primary way of accessing it is by ...
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What kind of a sound would atmospheric teleportation make?

If we assume a method of instantaneous teleportation, where an object such as a human or simply a sphere is instantaneously physically removed from one location and transported to another, what kind ...
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How can I create a futuristic transportation network that is scientifically probable?

I'm writing a mental health dystopia set in the not-so-distant future. I've included hovercars, but I'm looking for another transportation means that is faster and not as cliché. The ideal system ...
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How would transportation evolve in a world where everyone can teleport?

I've already talked about this world in How would criminals be punished in a world where everyone can teleport? Everyone in this world from the age of 5 can teleport to anywhere they have been before ...
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How Would Mathematics and Technology evolve in a world where people can teleport [closed]

I've already talked about this world in this How would criminals be punished in a world where everyone can teleport? Everyone in this world from the age of 5 can teleport to anywhere they have been ...
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How would criminals be punished in a world where everyone can teleport?

Everyone in this world from the age of 5 can teleport to anywhere they have been before even if they forgot how to go there. This started about 4,000 B.C.E where a bright green star landed on earth ...
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Superfast Terraforming of the Moon by Portal from Earth

A science-fiction portal has been set up between Earth and the Moon. It uses a fold in space, so travel through the portal is effectively instantaneous. Initially there is an airlock to prevent Earth'...
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Possible limitations and magic combination for contact-based teleportation

In my story, there is a character that is capable of using magic or an ability that allows them to "teleport" as long as they are in contact with the ground or the area that they want to use ...
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Medieval society with four planets and teleportation

A solar system has 4 planets very similar to Earth, all in the habitable zone. The only differences between them are slight variations in size and therefore gravity. The tectonic plates and ...
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Why would an experimental portal system become connected with a portal system in a parallel universe?

Backstory In around modern time in the United States there was a super secret science project, unknown to the general public. They invented an experimental portal system, allowing to teleport people ...
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Should I allow my teleporter to maintain his momentum after a teleport? [closed]

So I've designed a si-fi rpg with my friends that uses a mixture of magic and tech. One of my players is magically a teleporter and wants to know if his teleports would maintain his current velocity ...
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How would travel classes be delimited in a world where teleportation is omnipresent?

The year is [Random number between 2100 and 3000], and Earth is now covered in a tight network of teleporters that have replaced all other modes of planetary travel. Only those wishing to travel to ...
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Possibility of Using Quantum Teleportation Technology To Give People Telepathy

After reading about physicists achieving 'teleportation'of subatomic particles using quantum teleportation. It made me consider having a story where a technology advanced, futuristic society using ...
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How to prevent crew from accidentally teleporting oneself outside a spaceship with portal gun?

Set in the year 3020 CE, every crew on board has a personal issued portal gun to easily get around the interior of the spaceship. The handheld portal gun can instantly teleport the user along with ...
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If a portal scroll is cheap and easily available why they are not used when one's life is in peril?

Set in the medieval period, adventurers like to frequent the guild hall to check out the bounty lists, which are updated on a daily basis. Many of the requests on the list requires adventurers to pit ...
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In a Sci-Fi Novel with Multiple Planes of Existence, How Would You Travel from One Plane to Another?

In this world I am trying to create, as of now, I have tube-like things called Gateways that basically connect four separate planes of existence to one central one (think of a cross, with the cross ...
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Equalizing Venus and Mars Through Atmospheric Teleportation

Humans have invented a technology that allows for teleportation of matter across any distance. These devices can, in theory, be scaled up to any size, so long as the necessary construction materials ...
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A place for telekinesis in physics? [duplicate]

I am a writer, and I have attempting my first fiction novel. However, I like to have things figured out in a way that works with the laws of physics in the universe, at least to a certain regard. For ...
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Speed of repeat teleportation

Teleportation is a mightily fun superpower. What I have problems with is how many times this is abused for no reason at all. As an example, the Nightstalker (I think) in X-men can teleport short ...
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Teleportation is invented but it has nasty side-effects % of the time, how will that affect usage of the technology?

A few decades ago, a new glorious invention in our huge FTL interstellar empire was created - teleportation tech. A 2 meter cube is technologically put in a "Warp" field at one location and deployed 1 ...
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What is the yield of a 1kg solid concrete transporter bomb?

I want to beam into solid concrete as a bomb. I have transporters and unlike Star Trek I’m not afraid to use them. Terrorists have taken the tech and have nasty plans for us. The bomb is 1 kg sphere ...
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I can send small things back in time 500 milliseconds, which item listed would be most profitable to teleclone? (without extortion)

CAVEAT: NO TERRORIST SOLUTIONS (Obvious answer to any new tech that destroys stuff is "use it for extortion." That cheap trick won't get rewarded here) I have a device similar to what ...
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How Can I Explain a Teleportation Machine? [closed]

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 ...
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Airborne Access to Narnia [closed]

Edit: edits inspired by @TzeraFNX's suggestion Suppose we have a pocket dimension or alternate dimension that's accessed a bit like Narnia, by having very subtle portals in various secluded places (...
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A world within our world, but hidden and doesn't look like Earth or affect it. Is it possible (or something close)?

I'm new here and this is my first question. I have a question which is a bit complicated about an idea that I like but that is confusing me at the moment. I appreciate if you bear with me and it ...
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Ecological implications of osmotic portals

Suppose some magical civilization on Earth-like planet can create portals. Any given portal entrances are spherical surfaces of the same radius. Any particle enters one sphere and exits another in the ...
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How does targeting teleportation work without a pad or something?

So, I've got an idea for galactic travel involving some fancy particle physics and the Higgs-field, but I've just discovered I don't know how teleporting really works. Or any of that kind of stuff, ...
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