Star Trek Transportation - a strange revelation

Arthur C. Clarke said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

I contend that, had you explained to Medieval man, the technology behind the invention and manufacture of Prawn Cocktail flavoured Crisps, he would have had you burned as a witch.

And so we get on to a story that seems to have been hitherto buried, concerning Star Trek Transportation/Teleporting.

RTMM, (or Vector Space Orientation) as it suggests requires the transportee to have their entire being mapped at molecular level, whereby it is disassembled, sent to its destination and re-constituted, bit by bit, in an instant.

Not many people know this, but the technology was developed from 23rd Century experiments in Cosmetic Surgery, in which the client was disassembled, appeared briefly in a sunny climate in order to get a nice tan, and then sent back, only to be re-constituted with, for example a straighter nose or the odd few inches from the waist. It was only after elderly ladies from Palm Beach realised they could come back looking 20 years younger, that Transportation, as we know it, became a viable tool for Space Exploration.

As we know, the boundaries of science are sometimes pushed forward by the most trivial of human pursuits.

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