Questions tagged [teleportation]

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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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Time travel coordinates

My problem is as follows: mr Average Joe has designed a device for time travel in his garage/basement at the moment he has sent the device forward in time (for testing purposes) a couple of times (...
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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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What's the impact of a “cloning” teleporter?

Extending upon my prior question, could-a-viable-interstellar-civilization-form-with-this-technology. From what I've read there's two basic ideas which describe how teleportation might work: Destroy ...
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What would be shocking to learn your neighbor did with his machine that clones anything for only 0.05 seconds? [closed]

This is a stub from an overbroad question in the Sandbox I have a device similar to what Douglas E. Richards' used in Split Second (I have never read his book) such that any object of less than 3 m3 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Defensive strategies against teleporting dragons

I have finally found an edition of the Dragonriders of Pern trilogy - living in Italy, I only had access to it thanks to my father's old books, and he doesn't own the complete series - so I have been ...
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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 ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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In 'portal', pushing interconnected portals on thin portal sized rectangles of material through each other?

A question about portals from the 'portal' games. In the games, pairs of flat, identically sized and shaped, effectively for simplicity rectangular, portals, that lay flat on surfaces, link two ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to use my two portals?

To avoid being too broad, I'd like to use the portals for purely altruistic purposes (health, environment, safety), and not for scientific or military acheivement (e.g. - not an instant space elevator,...
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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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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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Would it be possible to “teleport” energy?

This is for a storyline that I have been building. Currently, scientists are able to teleport spin cubits in laboratory conditions. This is often mentioned in connection with information transfer. ...