What is a teleporter? MENU Where did they come from? What could a teleporter be used for? What effects will it have on individuals? When might they become common? History of Teleporters Future of Teleporters
What does a teleporter do? A Teleporter instantly transports objects from one place to another, without travelling through space.
Where did teleporters come from?
Charles Fort came up with the name teleporter, after he researching strange appearances and disappearances of objects.
He thought this new theory might explain some paranormal phenomena.
What can they be used for?
Can be used to transport data, or reconstruct an object at its destination.
It is still unsolved whether it is possible to teleport humans from one place to another.
What effects might it have on individuals or society?
Teleportation may make people lazy. Instead of getting up to go and do something, they could just use the teleporter to do it for them.
They could help older people in completing tasks that they can no longer perform.
When might they become common?
They may become common in 50 years or so when scientists finally have the information, to create teleporters without damaging anything when they are used.
In June 2002, people from the Australian National University achieved teleportation of a laser beam.
In October 2006 a team at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, conducted teleportation between Light and Matter.
We know of the theory of teleportation as we have seen it on movies and in television programmes where people teleport through things such as wormholes or portals.
The Future of Teleporters
Teleporters will become useful in the future. when scientists have enough information to create ones that may be sold.
Teleporters may become very useful in everyday life.