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Summary:    As the Earth becomes overpopulated, humans have a need to travel to Goldilocks exoplanets.  Mr. White's experience in space navigation and the human genome makes him a natural to explore the teletransportation of humans to other habitats through the quantum transmission of their DNA code.  There are three levels of teletransportation possible through transmission of DNA code: 1) a pseudo clone, 2) a true clone using his mother's mtDNA and 3) the actual human including his memory.  It is practical to teletransport one person every one-hundredth of a second.

Background:    A human is created using two sets of DNA, the nuclear (DNA) and the mitochondrial (mtDNA).  Using only the nuclear DNA would create a pseudo clone.  Using his nuclear DNA along with his mother's mtDNA would create a true clone.  Adding the person's memory would reconstitute the actual person.  All three components of a human can be put into a data table that can be transmitted by modulating electromagnetic radiation (light).  Upon receipt of the modulated signal, the human can be reconstituted.  Illustrations of the teletransportation of Schrodinger's cat

Base Four:    There are only four nucleotides in DNA: 1) adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and thymine (T).  Thus base four is most efficient encoding system for transmission.  Electromagnetic radiation is polarized.   By using four polarization angles (0, 90, 180 and 270) one can encode base four into a single photon.

Photon Beam:    As taught in current physic books, light intensity dissipates by the square of the distance.  However, by taking advantage of the particle nature of the photon (think a baseball), one can direct a beam of photon particles over huge distances without dissipation of intensity; however high accuracy is required.

Data File:    The well established NASA file format Flexible Information Transport System (FITS) serves well for tabular data of DNA.  The versatility of FITS files easily adapts to the required multiple data sets.

Unique Memories:    Brain wave technology is mature.  A person's brain waves can be converted to tables through the use of the Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT).  The FFT tables can be converted back to the original waves through the use of Inverse Fourier Transforms.  These transforms are common place in engineering; they are used in everyday cell phones.

Error Correction:    Errors in transmission are intolerable.  Even a single error changes the person being transported.  Three error correction techniques will be used:  1) check sum for every 1024 photons, 2) redundancy and 3) the entanglement property of photons.  The entanglement is broken whenever the photon interacts with the environment; i.e., received by the exoplanet.  Thus, the transmitter can know immediately whether or not the receiver interpreted the photon without error.  If there was an error, the block with the error can be retransmitted at once without having to wait for an ACK (see FAQ #3) from the receiver.

Teletransportation Time:    There are 3,200,000,000 nucleotides in each human genome.  This requires 800,000,000 photons for encoding.  If redundancy is three transmissions, this requires a total of 2,400,000,000 photons to be transmitted.  In the infrared wave length (good for the space environment), this requires one-hundredth of a second transmission time - not bad for one human being!

Candidates:    Mr. White needs candidates for teletransportation.  Those who would like to apply or those with comments or technical contributions may do so through an email to Mr. White.

Bon Voyage!


1.  Can you explain quantum mechanics to me?    No.  To quote Richard Feynman:  "If you think that you understand quantum mechanics -- you don't!  Einstein didn't understand quantum mechanics either; he called it spooky action at a distance.  Don't panic!

2.  What is the ultimate galactic answer?    42

3.  What is ACK/NAK?    ACK/NAKs are a part of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).  ACK = Acknowledgement; NAK = Negative Acknowledgement.  In ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) ACK has the numerical value of 6; NAK has the numerical value of 21.  The first 32 ASCII values are non-printable control characters.  ACK/NAK are a part of the non-printable TCP control characters.

4.  Why do we need teletransportation?    The Earth is flooded with dihydrogen monooxide.  This contaminent is pandemic throughout our oceans, rivers and lakes.  Over 1000 people, including babies and children, are killed every year in the United States alone from breathing the liquid form of this chemical.  With Algore's Global Warming, the problem will only get worse.  We need to plan our escape to a Goldilock's exoplanet NOW!!!