[Paleopsych] Tax $$$ at work: Air Force report wants $7.5 million for psychic teleportation

K.E. guavaberry at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 12 15:29:26 UTC 2004

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Tax $$$ at work: Air Force report wants $7.5 million for psychic teleportation

USA Today article:
"It is in large part crackpot physics," says physicist Lawrence Krauss of 
Case Western Reserve University, author of The Physics of Star Trek, a book 
detailing the physical limits that prevent teleportation. He describes the 
Air Force report as "some things adapted from reasonable theoretical 
studies, and other things from nonsensical ones."



Report date: 25-11-2003
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFMC)
10 E. Saturn Blvd.
Edwards AFB CA 93524-7680

The concept of teleportation was originally developed during the Golden Age 
of 20  century science  fiction literature by writers in need of a form of 
instantaneous disembodied transportation technology to  support the plots 
of their stories.  Teleportation has appeared in such SciFi literature 
classics as Algis  Budry's Rogue Moon (Gold Medal Books, 1960), A. E. van 
Vogt's World of Null-A (Astounding Science  Fiction, August 1945), and 
George Langelaan's The Fly (Playboy Magazine, June 1957).  The 
Playboy  Magazine short story led to a cottage industry of popular films 
decrying the horrors of scientific  technology that exceeded mankind's 
wisdom: The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly (1959), Curse of the Fly  (1965), 
The Fly (a 1986 remake), and The Fly II (1989).  The teleportation concept 
has also appeared in  episodes of popular television SciFi anthology series 
such as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.   But the most widely 
recognized pop-culture awareness of the teleportation concept began with 
the  numerous Star Trek television and theatrical movie series of the past 
39 years (beginning in 1964 with the  first TV series pilot episode, The 
Cage), which are now an international entertainment and product  franchise 
that was originally spawned by the late genius television writer-producer 
Gene Roddenberry.   Because of Star Trek everyone in the world is familiar 
with the "transporter" device, which is used to
teleport personnel and material from starship to starship or from ship to 
planet and vice versa at the speed  of light.  People or inanimate objects 
would be positioned on the transporter pad and become 
completely  disintegrated by a beam with their atoms being patterned in a 
computer buffer and later converted into a  beam that is directed toward 
the destination, and then reintegrated back into their original form 
(all  without error!).  "Beam me up, Scotty" is a familiar automobile 
bumper sticker or cry of exasperation that  were popularly adopted from the 

This study was tasked with the purpose of collecting information describing 
the teleportation of material objects, providing a description 
of  teleportation as it occurs in physics, its theoretical and experimental 
status, and a projection of potential applications. The study also 
consisted  of a search for teleportation phenomena occurring naturally or 
under laboratory conditions that can be assembled into a model describing 
the  conditions required to accomplish the transfer of objects... The 
author proposes an additional model for teleportation that  is based on a 
combination of the experimental results from the previous government 
studies and advanced physics concepts.  Numerous  recommendations outlining 
proposals for further theoretical and experimental studies are given in the 
The report also includes an  extensive teleportation bibliography...

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