They figured it out! The Star Trek transporter is here… at least the first step towards having one.
German engineers created a machine which can scan, decompose, transport, and recompose an object anywhere in the world with the use of a 3D printer.
These Germans were clearly Star Trek fans, for they nicknamed their new masterpiece, “Scotty”.
The machine basically breaks down the object layer by layer, transferring the data so it can be recreated with the 3D printer, so essentially, it’s not as much transporting an object, but destroying it and then recreating it with its data, all done with the press of a button.
With this technology, we can’t see this working on your pet cat or your roommate, but it’s a great step in the right direction to mastering true teleportation.
In the mean time, I’ll have some Philly Cheesesteaks sent to Austin please, Beam me up Scotty!