But if you can't understand a hoot of it: With each human being made up of trillions upon trillions of atoms -- 10 to the power of 28 to be precise -- the technology to perform a sufficiently accurate scan to produce even the most basic approximation of a living person does not exist, and probably never will.
"What might be possible in theory is, from a technological point of view, blatantly impossible," he says.
"If you consider all the atoms in a person, and the fact that in the scan you would have to locate all those atoms to within a nanometer of each other, and then have some machine capable of translating that information into DNA, water, fat, protein etc. -- it's just silly to think about."
Post by Plo Strax-Avix on Oct 12, 2007 18:42:32 GMT 8
Geeze, EVERYONE know that you have to perfect the Replicator before you can move onto Transporter technology
Give it time. Wasn't it Bill Gates who said, "640K ought to be enough for anybody" back in 1981? ;D
And back in 1879 I bet Thomas Edison would declare it impossible to exist, in the near future, a light source the size of a match head which gives off no heat and is almost as bright (or brighter) then the light bulb he just invented.