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How can this teleporter escape from eternal falling?

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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Which one of these two technologies would be more difficult to create: matter replicators or matter teleportation? [closed]

It seems logical that would be more difficult to create a new object out of nothing rather than scanning all an object or a person particles and atoms and then transferring them into another location ...
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How might teleportation to or from a place far from a teleportation device work? [closed]

In many science fiction television shows, and movies characters are teleported from the space ship to a planet, and vice verse, even though the planet has no teleportation device on it's surface, and ...
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Velocity Difference From Teleportation

In Steven Gould's Jumper series, the main character has the ability to teleport, and he eventually realizes he automatically does frame matching when doing so - no matter where on earth his origin and ...
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Personal Teleportation: From Rags to Riches

I'm looking to investigate one aspect of the "real world" implications of teleportation as a super power, much like I did with this question. In this case, I'm trying to figure out the best method(s) ...
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How do I defend a person against an attacking teleporter?

Inspired by Personal Teleportation as a Weapon Using the teleportation rules from that question: The Teleporter can teleport themselves and/or any object (including people) they are touching, ...
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Personal Teleportation as a Weapon

I've always considered teleportation to be one of the most under-rated super powers in all ways, but at the moment I'm thinking through the ramifications of personal teleportation as a superpower in ...
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Is there enough fresh water in the world to eradicate the drinking water crisis?

Lets assume, by the means of some advanced scientific discovery, scientists find a way to teleport simple matter to any part of the world and use this process to teleport fresh water and/or small ...
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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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