Teleportation Essay

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If I had a chose between two superpowers, to turn invisible or flight, I would break the
rules and choose to have the ability of teleportation. I was ready to answer right away,
but I put some thought into this question, such as the capabilities and limitations of
these superpowers.

If I fly, can I carry people or objects just by touching them (ala Superman 2)? Would I be
able to carry something, someone equal to, or more than my own weight or would this be too
much of a challenge while flying? I would probably worry about enough sufficient oxygen,
since flying requires air to work, just as swimming requires water. The higher I go the
more lack of oxygen, the slower I will travel in proportion to the thinning air, therefore
no flying in space. In addition, it is very important to remember I am not invincible.
Therefore, if I try to fly through a brick wall, I would definitely injure myself; this
also applies if I collide with a plane or bird.

If I would choose to be invisible, I hope that everything I am wearing will turn invisible
too and I would not have to strip naked or anything. If other invisible people want to,
fine, I am not going to stop them. More power to them for being comfortable with there
body. I hope that this would not be required.

If I am invisible, would I have a small invisibility aura surrounding me, and would the
things caught in that aura go invisible? If I pick something up, does it turn invisible,
or does it just float there or if I drop something, would it be visible again, whether I
like it or not? For example, if I was wearing an invisible baseball cap, and threw it in
the air, would it be visible after leaving my hand? In addition, would it be invisible
again if I catch it? If I want that hat to be invisible, do have to tuck it under my shirt
(ala Harry Potter's invisibility cloak), or turn visible and then back invisible to catch
the stuff I am holding. Therefore, if I were going to choose this superpower, God forbid,
if I rob a bank, and slip into the vault, I would have to stuff the money into my pants
and shirt to avoid the cheesy movie effect of money floating out of the bank.
I do not agree with stealing and I am scared of heights, but I love vacations. I
chose teleportation because in my eyes it involves both invisibility and flight but in a
quicker and more convenient way. Teleportation allows something to disappear in one place
and reappear in another. Therefore, I could teleport myself wherever I wanted to be at
that moment, much like a Star Trek transporter. I would save time on commuting; I could
spend that extra time on partying. Now that would be awesome.

I realized there are many examples of teleportation around us every day like the
telephone, which transports sound waves as electricity, the fax, the internet or World
Wide Web and the television, all these transport an image. Are these teleportation? They
are really copying processes. The sound or image sent while the copy shooting across space
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