Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - Chapters 4-10 Summary & Analysis

Michio Kaku
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Chapters 4-10 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 4, teleportation is the ability to transport a person or object from one place to another. Kaku asserts that this technology would change the course of civilization. It would alter the rules of modern warfare and cause transportation systems to become obsolete. The earliest mention of teleportation is in the bible as spirits take individuals away to the heavens or other locales.

The first time teleportation appeared in science fiction was in 1877 in Edward Page Mitchell's "The Man Without a Body." Unfortunately, the man who attempted to be teleported only succeeded in having his head transferred. Another use of teleportation in fiction was in the 1958 film "The Fly" in which a scientist attempts to teleport himself through a sort of pod. Unfortunately for the scientist, a fly gets trapped in the pod with him. The scientist and the...

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