Questions tagged [teleportation]

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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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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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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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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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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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Are portals possible?

In a video game series called Portal, we are given a gun, which shoots two portals: an orange one and a blue one. These portals have the following properties: Anything that goes into the orange ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 to capture a wizard who can move in and out of shadows?

During during the 17th century AD, a high reward is given to anyone who can successfully capture a serial thief who is known to be able to travel in and out of any shadows on any surfaces. The moment ...
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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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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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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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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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Would instantaneous teleportation encourage or discourage warfare?

Imagine that there are two nations at war, but fighting is limited to a small section where their nations border each other. Travel is "conventional", forces from one nation can block the other from ...
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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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Could a viable interstellar civilization form with this technology?

The Background Imagine a setting in which the only major fictional technology is human teleportation at the speed of light (for this question please ignore the question about how the teleportation ...