Teleportation

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Teleportation is the hypothetical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them.wikipedia
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Teleportation in fiction

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It is a common subject in science fiction literature, film, video games, and television.
Teleportation is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them.

Science fiction

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It is a common subject in science fiction literature, film, video games, and television.
Stargate, a film about ancient astronauts and interstellar teleportation, was released in 1994.

Charles Fort

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American writer Charles Fort is credited with having coined the word teleportation in 1931 to describe the strange disappearances and appearances of anomalies, which he suggested may be connected.
Reported events include teleportation (a term Fort is generally credited with inventing), falls of frogs, fishes, and inorganic materials, spontaneous human combustion ball lightning (a term explicitly used by Fort), poltergeist events, unaccountable noises and explosions, levitation, unidentified flying objects, unexplained disappearances, giant wheels of light in the oceans, and animals found outside their normal ranges (see phantom cat).

Lo!

Fort's first formal use of the word occurred in the second chapter of his 1931 book Lo!:
Fort is widely credited with having coined the now-popular term "teleportation" in this book, and here he ties his previous statements on what he referred to as the Super-Sargasso Sea into his beliefs on teleportation.

Quantum teleportation

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In 1993, Bennett et al proposed that a quantum state of a particle could be teleported to another distant particle, but the two particles do not move at all.
Although the name is inspired by the teleportation commonly used in fiction, quantum teleportation is limited to the transfer of information rather than matter itself.

Edward Page Mitchell

The earliest recorded story of a "matter transmitter" was Edward Page Mitchell's "The Man Without a Body" in 1877.
Mitchell wrote fiction about a man rendered invisible by scientific means ("The Crystal Man", published in 1881) before H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, wrote about a time-travel machine ("The Clock that Went Backward") before Wells's The Time Machine, wrote about faster-than-light travel ("The Tachypomp"; now perhaps his best-known work) in 1874, a thinking computer and a cyborg in 1879 ("The Ablest Man in the World"), and also wrote the earliest known stories about matter transmission or teleportation ("The Man without a Body", 1877) and a superior mutant ("Old Squids and Little Speller").

To Venus in Five Seconds

An early example of scientific teleportation (as opposed to magical or spiritual teleportation) is found in the 1897 novel To Venus in Five Seconds by Fred T. Jane.
(This constitutes "One of the earliest uses of the matter transmitter for interplanetary travel" in science fiction.

Philadelphia Experiment

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George E. Simpson and Neal R. Burger published a 1978 novel titled Thin Air. In this book, set in the present day, a Naval Investigative Service officer investigates several threads linking wartime invisibility experiments to a conspiracy involving matter transmission technology.

1593 transported soldier legend

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Twentieth-century paranormal investigators giving credence to the story have offered teleportation and alien abduction as explanations.

The Physics of Star Trek

He also discusses time travel, light speed, pure energy beings, wormholes, teleportation, and other concepts that are staples of the Star Trek universe.

Derek Parfit

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Philosopher Derek Parfit used teleportation in his teletransportation paradox.
In some cases, he used examples seemingly inspired by Star Trek and other science fiction, such as the teletransporter, to explore our intuitions about our identity.

Matter

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Teleportation is the hypothetical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. In many cases, such as normal matter at room temperature, the exact quantum state of a system is irrelevant for any practical purpose (because it fluctuates rapidly anyway, it “decoheres”), and the necessary information to recreate the system is classical.

Energy

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Teleportation is the hypothetical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them.

Video game

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It is a common subject in science fiction literature, film, video games, and television.

Greek language

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As in the earlier usage, he joined the Greek prefix tele- (meaning "distant") to the root of the Latin verb portare (meaning "to carry").

Prefix

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As in the earlier usage, he joined the Greek prefix tele- (meaning "distant") to the root of the Latin verb portare (meaning "to carry").

Latin

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As in the earlier usage, he joined the Greek prefix tele- (meaning "distant") to the root of the Latin verb portare (meaning "to carry").

Verb

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As in the earlier usage, he joined the Greek prefix tele- (meaning "distant") to the root of the Latin verb portare (meaning "to carry").

Fred T. Jane

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An early example of scientific teleportation (as opposed to magical or spiritual teleportation) is found in the 1897 novel To Venus in Five Seconds by Fred T. Jane.

Gazebo

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Jane's protagonist is transported from a strange-machinery-containing gazebo on Earth to planet Venus – hence the title.

Venus

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Jane's protagonist is transported from a strange-machinery-containing gazebo on Earth to planet Venus – hence the title.

Newton's laws of motion

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It is questionable if it can ever be achieved, because any transfer of matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them violates Newton's laws, a cornerstone of physics.

Quantum state

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Quantum teleportation is distinct from regular teleportation, as it does not transfer particles from one place to another, but rather transmits the information necessary to prepare a target system in the same quantum state as the source system.

Quantum decoherence

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In many cases, such as normal matter at room temperature, the exact quantum state of a system is irrelevant for any practical purpose (because it fluctuates rapidly anyway, it “decoheres”), and the necessary information to recreate the system is classical.

Data transmission

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In those cases, quantum teleportation may be replaced by the simple transmission of classical information, such as radio communication.