Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist at City University of New York believes teleportation is scientifically possible. And scientists are getting closer and closer to figuring out.
"Quantum teleportation already exists [and] I think within a decade we will teleport the first molecule." he told reporters. Quantum teleportation is essentially sending the information of the exact state of an atom or photon to another location. The atom’s information is collected and disappears, and then the info can transmitted to another location, with the help of science devices! (Duh). Humans are only able to send atoms right now, but the next step is a molecule.
And the next step after that...
But this brings out some questions for me. If I am replicated through the air from one place to another, am I really the same person?
Wouldn’t I be a clone version of myself?
And if I am a clone version of myself, would I still have the same thoughts and feelings? Would I still enjoy Disney movies and eating plates of spaghetti?
But alas, maybe only my grandchildren will understand the trials of teleportation. And the benefits! To be travel that fast would be amazing.
If I had that ability, I would be on a beach right now. A big fancy beach with a yummy plate of spaghetti.