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transfer a real world object throught wires, possible? Answered

scan the real world object and get details about it. reproduce it at the other end with high energy photons or some particle generator.

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aaroneBest Answer (author)2009-07-23

1) It would require a tremendous amount of data storage to store information about something like that. 2) It would require a significantly complex computer to interpret that data. 3) It would require some sort of technology that could assemble materials into the aformentioned pattern/layout. This is fundamentally the theory behind Star Trek's Transporter and replicator. The object you'd end up with wouldn't actually be the object you started out with, but instead a new, exact copy of the original. A Particle Generator is not a real-world device, but a software device used in 3D Computer generated images to create effects like Fire and Weather. High Energy Photons, such as Gamma Rays, are light particles that care a significant amount of energy. I don't know how these would apply to what you're asking. The computer in mind for something like this, would probably not be a computer we can make currently. Instead, you might look into Quantum Computing, which is quickly becoming a reality. With computers that are more complex like this, it's much more feasible to be able to record such a highly complex amount of data.

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A good name (author)2009-07-23

You can't create something out of thin air (so to speak). You'd have to send the original through the wires. By the way, you've been watching too much star trek.

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 one can watch too much star trek?

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Jack A Lopez (author)2009-07-25

I can send you a glass of water right now through the internet... Or at least I can send you the instructions for re-creating a glass of water on your end of the connection. Step 1: Get a glass Step 2: Fill it with water It's just a question of how complicated is the "real world" object you desire.

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orksecurity (author)2009-07-23

Unless the real-world object is an electron: No.

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and7barton (author)2009-07-23

In a few hundred year's time, it might be cracked.

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Bigev (author)2009-07-23

Tee Hee. Short answer: Kelseymh Long answer: aarone. all in one convenient post!

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jeff-o (author)2009-07-23

I think the closest you'll ever get is a rapid fabrication machine and the internet.

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