Matter Replication and Teleportation
(c) Robert Neil Boyd
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In my opinion, the mastering of the creation of matter is by far the utmost of importance, if possible. If such a thing can be done; we should do it first, then we arm ourselves with the basic tools that will pave the way in truly understanding how to manipulate matter in all aspects, as well, provide a more intimate understanding of our realm.

This manipulation will not only provide formations in matter, it will also but not be limited to; motion technique, eradication techniques, medical manipulation tools, etc. It took 2 billion to destroy matter through Robert Oppenhiemer's quest. What do you say; we now concentrate on creating it? My/our theory says it can be done and done easily; your observations have given us a possible proof.

[R. N. Boyd]:

May I suggest reading the papers produced by Gustav Le Bon, around 1905: Evolution of Forces and Evolution of Matter. These two documents are critically important for what you have in mind. So you would do well to obtain copies, and pay heed to them. T.H. Moray and Nikola Tesla relied heavily on these researches of Le Bon, to make many of the amazing inventions they created.

Reprints are available from Borderland Sciences Research Foundation at

And, for your information, a professor at a university in one of the southern states developed a method, in the 1980s, for the creation of a perfect hologram. That is to say, a hologram with no noise involved in it, and with no chromatic or other optical aberrations. His first opportunity to empirically test his new method came at about three in the morning, which hour found him working alone in the lab. He set the apparatus to create his first hologram with the new technique.

Serendipitously, he decided to use his nearby coffee cup as the target for the holographic system. He operated the system on his coffee cup, then collected and developed the holographic media. He decided he wanted to see how good the results were, so he set the developed media in place in the hologram system so as to be able to observe the accuracy, or lack thereof, of his new method. When he turned on the laser and associated optics, he discovered, lo and behold, a perfect replication of his coffee cup. He was suitably impressed. He wanted to make certain that nothing would happen to his exposed media so that he would have a record of his successes, so he went to grab the media from the laser system, and found himself holding a duplicate coffee cup instead, accurate in every detail. I'm sure this created some momentary confusion for the gentleman. But he ended the night with two copies of the same coffee cup. I'm sure you realize the implications of this...

The first indications I had of the veracity of such an approach to holography came from the science fiction of A.E. Van Vogt, in his "World of Null-A" series. Van Vogt described a method whereby, when an object was recorded with sufficient accuracy, that a duplicate object would be created thereby, ab initio.

Hmmm. Might work... (The perfect hologram system described above worked.)

Van Vogt also invoked this same kind of "perfectly accurate" recording mechanism as the means of a matter transporter (teleportation) system, and even went so far as to postulate that human beings could develop such teleportation abilities as part of their array of personal skills, by working to develop the ability to perfectly record the experiences available at a given location, memorizing perfectly all the characteristics of the selected environment, so that, on recalling those perfectly recorded memories, the individual would find themselves once more at that location.

(The protagonist of the Null-A series, Gilbert Gosseyn [pronounced "Go Sane"] utilized such abilities extensively in the novels, after having been specially trained in developing such skills. Of course, Gosseyn had the fortune of having a second brain inside his skull, an obvious asset in developing such skills, according to the novels.)

This personal teleportation ability is a logical and personal extension of the original perfect hologram thesis.

Something to do, if you ever get bored...

Regarding a technological implementation of this sort of teleportation method, my only concern would have to do with any introductions of noise into the signal propagation and transportation processes, especially over large distances. Introduce a little signal randomity and our intrepid explorer does not come out the same way he went in, unfortunately for him.