Teleportation is awesome. Transporting material instantly from once location to another will change the world. Local bands will have global tours, truck drivers will not have jobs, food wont spoil on shelves while others go hungry, and fewer people will listen to podcasts on their way into work.
Many cultures have their own stories of lightning speed travel, teleportation and apparition. Muslims have the concept of Tay Al Ard
, which comes from the words for folding of the earth, to excite them. Geeks have Star Trek's Transporter
to inspire and scientsits have been working on teleporting information
There have even been patents granted to teleportation technologies. Which if you're up for the chalenge, I dare you to try to build this US patent.
We will be talking about a different kind of teleportation. One that is accessible to the average person today (given they have a spare $1,500 or so) and seems poised to change the way we look at physical products. The general idea is to scan an object, turn it into a digital file and send it over the internet to be reproduced elsewhere. This is not as fast as folding the earth, but it's still a speedy way to deliver and iterate.