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Naeem Ikram

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Human Teleportation - Is it possible?

Ever since the wheel was invented more than 5,000 years ago, people have been inventing new ways to travel faster from one point to another. The chariot, bicycle, automobile, airplane and rocket have all been invented to decrease the amount of time we spend getting to our desired destinations. Yet each of these forms of transportation share the same flaw: They require us to cross a physical distance, which can take anywhere from minutes to many hours depending on the starting and ending points.

But what if there were a way to get you from your home to the supermarket without having to use your car, or from your backyard to the International Space Station without having to board a spacecraft? There are scientists working right now on such a method of travel, combining properties of telecommunications and transportation to achieve a system called teleportation.
De-materialization of human body is possible?


Closing Statement from Naeem Ikram

I thank everybody for the contribution in this discussion and specially Mr. Meher. The outcome of this discussion is so far was an assumption already, but it would be fair enough to accept the fact that DE-materialization of human body is no where near to possible. May be in coming centuries for Humans. Good luck "Homo Sapiens" !!

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    May 20 2011: invent me something that can text smells or tastes through phones or other communication and i'll think it's possible.

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