Destabilization sounds a lot like star trek science
I keep hearing "dinosaur transform static
" every time I read "destabilized" in this topic. Much in the same way that every time I see "runner on a treadmill" in the thread index, I think "Yes, he still takes off."
How high can the cost of digging out of the gravity well reasonably be? State the obvious, but Mars at its closest is only 6,000 times as far from Florida as Beijing is, so unless the redshift factor you mentioned earlier is absurd, the space program gets replaced long, long before air travel does, and there's probably not an easy way around that.
I think that limiting the quickness of teleportation works in the opposite direction to what dsm wants. That makes it more economical for longer trips (that is, space travel) and less so for the kinds of trips normally done with aircraft.
With or without the delay, Sealab 2021 becomes a thing, and Red Lobster in US flyover territory sells fresh fish, while we finally start making use of those big nuclear waste dumps we keep talking about and putting off. Without the delay, I can think of some tactical purposes, but only if symmetric, big-states warfare became a thing again, which would change the world far more than teleporters would. Most industrial applications would simply be a matter of whether or not the cost per pound is better than that of the current methods.
A possible limitation to add, if it isn't implied already, is that not only can objects not simply be converted into energy, but objects transmitted simply have to go
somewhere and be received by another pad. If the device works as a perfect matter shredder, it would have applications from intelligence agencies to nuclear waste disposal. (Since the matter at the receiving end ends up in the reference frame of the receiving platform, even a receiving platform in close solar orbit for the good old-fashioned "drop it into the sun" solution would be extremely inconvenient.)
I know I just said this a few posts back, but I'll phrase it as a question this time: any ideas what the method of transmission is? (That is, since all of the usual sci-fi methods of teleportation are based on already-world-breaking technologies, whether it's the ability to deconstitute matter or convert it to and from energy, wormholes, etc.)
So much depends upon a red wheel barrow (>= XXII) but it is not going to be installed.
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