Finnvitka wrote:Big D wrote:Finnvitka wrote:why has no one invented a teleportation device yet? That way I could get up at like 9.30 to get dressed and then just teleport to Birmingham for roller derby at 10, rather than have to get up at 7 in order to get a train at 8.20 to get to Birmingham for 9 in order to get a bus to the venue for 10.
it makes no sense!
Yes, but would you really want to use a teleport operated by British public transport? Your kidneys would arrive an hour after the rest of you.
except you'd have a personal one!
Unfortunately teleportation will never work like that, the subject needs a "gate" of sorts, with a transporter and a destination.
So if it ever becomes a reality it'll be like an airport, except you just walk through the departure gate and appear at the arrival gate, after paying many thousands for your instant travel
Security? Very high, what's to stop someone just tossing a grenade through the teleport gate?