April 25th, 2010 at 2:44 PM ^

the teleporter is really cool but I am unbelievably excited about the sixth sense. It might be one of the coolest things I ever seen/heard about.


April 25th, 2010 at 3:05 PM ^

The end of the first article on teleportation is this sentence: "Small things and nonliving objects have been successfully teleported with the device (via National Geographic.)"

This clearly gives the impression that tangible, physical objects that we can see have been "teleported," but in truth that's either intentional misrepresentation or evidence of reading comprehension a fourth grader would be embarrassed by. If you actually go to the National Geographic link they provide and read the article, you'll find out that the only thing "teleported" is a photon. Calling a photon a "small thing and a nonliving object" is like describing the surface of the sun as "warm and devoid of water." Both are technically true but essentially meaningless in terms of conveying their essential qualities.


April 25th, 2010 at 5:00 PM ^

Interesting, but I wonder how economically feasible some of these are. We have the technological capability to fly from New York to Paris in four hours (via the Concorde), but no one does it because it costs too much. Likewise, the Segway scooter hasn't really revolutionized city travel as advertised, because it's too bulky and expensive (not to mention dorky). We'll see with these.