19 February 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to …

This is how the “Beam me up Scotty” scenario of the ‘Star Ship Enterprise’ works, IN REAL LIFE: People who are old enough to remember when that TV show was on, may have wondered how on earth did the wall open up enough so that a door would be there to walk through. That was all “Science Fiction” in those days. Now it’s normal that there’s a photo beam interrupted by a person and when that beam is broken it turns the power on to an electric motor that turns a cog wheel that pulls the cord that slides the .door open. Easy as.

Not much more involved by today’s science, is the intergalactic transfer of a selected group of atoms. Simply (!) Take a 3D photo of the atomic structure of the Captain’s body with the latest 4020? model of today’s smart phone or Android tablet, create a URL pattern of that atomic structure, transfer it to and/or through the latest equivalent of Service Cloud, Rackspace, IBM Cloud Live Stream or whatever else will be the latest trend in 3020? 4020?

Then using the good ‘ole stand-by (copy n paste),from the early days of this century (or was it last century? who cares!) of the previously identified planet url in whatever previously identified universe url (Google Earth, Google Universe etc:) The previously saved photo of the Captain’s body is then copy ‘n’ pasted to the url of the previously identified and saved universe forward stroke planet url. Easy as. That information will cost you a packet of Tim Tams. and I don’t want just the packet – I want the Tim Tams as well 🙂 But then you can print the whole thing out with a 3D printer/hologram which will be normal by 4020 For safety’s sake, you would hardly send the original..

It could be suggested that THAT technology is not so far away from current (2020) technology as the original “brick” mobile/cell phone is from today’s latest android smart phone and blue tooth and wifi. But then again, it’s not that far away – a million years or so – that Homo Sapiens will have evolved its atomic structure to existing as energy only.

So that it will not need to be “beamed up” anywhere, thank you. It will just go there. But be reasonable. Maybe after morning tea. But just go there.

Milk and two sugars thanks – and don’t forget the TIM TAMS.