IF YOU HAD A TELEPORTATION DEVICE, WHERE WOULD YOU TELEPORT TO FIRST?
It’s already happened you know.
Really, no kidding.
In Vienna, ten years ago, they teleported a single photon six-hundred meters, from one side of the Danube to the other. At the time it was the longest recorded distance but they’ve gone beyond that since, and they say, really, there’s no limit to how far you want to go.
Quantum Entanglement, they call it.
And it’s real. Like here is the photon. Press the button. There is the photon. Measured and seen.
It turns out what is happening is that all atoms everywhere, are connected somehow to all atoms elsewhere, essentially, and that the information from one becomes the information in another.
So, the original photon looses it’s information about itself, and this information is transferred to the other photon.
There is no passage of time in the transfer, nor is there any difference in the teleported photon, from the original, except in location. It is not a copy, because the original photon, without information is no longer a photon.
So, is it the same photon?
Anyway, a blogger called Tilly Bud put it succinctly;
“…why…to the Enterprise of course. Dur.”