The amount of data needed to specify a human being to a resolution of 10 nanometres is in the order of 10 x 10 to the 28th bytes. Transmitting that amount of information by fibre optics, the fastest known means today, would take several thousand times the current age of the universe…
Michio Kaku, a physicist at the City University of New York, said that "the only way to use [teleportation] as a secret weapon is to allow our enemies to bankrupt themselves thinking they can produce a teleportation machine. Wormholes… require futuristic technologies centuries to millions of years ahead of ours…
Today’s electronic computers are based on semiconducting microchips that are rapidly nearing the limits of their technology. Pushing electrons along microcircuits generates almost as much heat per unit area as a toaster, putting today’s CPUs at risk of meltdown.
Moreover, information sent along microcircuitry moves at a crawl compared with theoretical limits such as C, Einstein’s famous symbol for the speed of light in a vacuum. Teleporting data back and forth from processor to memory would vastly increase computational speed and save energy as well.
Beam Me Up Scotty
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