Army scientists have successfully “teleported” a fully equipped squad from a Massachusetts research and development facility to a training area in Germany, the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) announced today.
Teleportation or teleportation would be the process of moving objects from one place to another with the transformation of matter into some form of energy and its subsequent reconstitution elsewhere, based on Einstein’s famous formula: E = m.c². It is important to note that teleportation as defined here and in science fiction has no relation to quantum teleportation, a technical-scientific term used in quantum physics to denote information transport.
Many know the idea of teleportation through the series Star Trek (1966), based on tales written by Gene Roddenberry, where Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy among others, moved from their ship to the surface of a planet or To other ships with incredible ease and low cost of filming, as it was an easy-to-make cinematic trick, much cheaper than building a small ship’s model. The film A Mosca, however, had already explored this idea, of constructing equipment that allowed teleportation of matter, in 1958, based on a tale of George Langelaan.