Everytime the question of what superpower I'd wanna have if I were a superhero comes up, I always pick the same thing: Teleportation. Frak flying. That's so 1972. Same goes for superstrength, because I can just see myself shaking someone's hand and accidentally snapping their arm in half. Anyways, teleportation (and time travel), has always been a favorite subject of mine. Everytime a new book comes out, explaining some new way of possibly going about the transference of photons from one destination to the next, I buy it. Everytime Scientific American or Discover magazine publishes an article on teleportation, I buy the entire issue. I wouldn't say I am obsessed, but I would say that I know there is some element missing in all the theorizing and it's driving me bat shit. For instance, why does teleportation have to work on the principle that an object emerging on the other side is a fascimile of the original? How come I can't teleport my original self from, say, here in Boston Massachusetts, to Honolulu in the exact molecular composition that is ME and not some copy? How come there isn't a theory to express the possibility that it could be the space in which a teleported object travels that may shift and have to reconstitute itself and not the object itself? I mean, rather than me dividing into a zillion pieces and then coming back together on some beach in honolulu, why can't the space between boston and honolulu shift and break apart and expand enough so that I can come through? I admit, I am NOT a scientist. And perhaps a science major or two will come across this post and go, "My god, this girl has no idea what the heck she's talking about." But what if I do have a point? I mean, I'm not stupid and I do love science. I did once fancy myself being a scientist. I think that I'm just as aware as the next enthusiast. So I say, there has to be another way. Someone's not looking into this with all eyes open. Teleportation can very be the simplest way to move through space, but people are so caught up trying to make it sound so scientific and perhaps, in some way, re-invent the wheel, that they don't want to entertain other possibilities.
Like I said, I don't know much about it all. I do enjoy reading about it. I do enjoy thinking about it. But damn it...can some genius get on the ball already so I can actually DO it?!