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Beam me up, Scottie

Just think, one of these days you won’t have to spend all that cash flying in your keynoters first class—-according to this article from TRNmag.com, teleportation—-like Star Trek transporters—-may be closer to becoming a reality than you might think. It would quite literally turn the meetings world upside down, inside out, and sideways-—no more need for airlines, and people could teleport home each night instead of staying in a hotel. I can’t even imagine all the implications…but despite recent advances, it’s still pretty far down the road.

And I guess that acceptance, even once it’s perfected and found to be as safe as any other type of travel, would be a long time coming. Or maybe not. While the idea of destroying matter (your body!) to recreate it somewhere else has always given me the heebie-jeebies (remember that Star Trek episode where Kirk was split into two beings, one good and one evil?), I wouldn’t mind teleporting myself to Bora Bora once they get the kinks worked out.

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