Beam Me Up… (or, er, over to the couch maybe?)

Last week, MIT hosted a panel featuring physicists Dr. Edward Farhi and Dr. Max Tegmark, motion picture producer Doug Liman, and actor Hayden Christensen. The topic of discussion? Teleportation as depicted in Liman’s new sci-fi flick, “Jumper.”

“I wasn’t expecting such a lively group,” Christensen told attendees at the event.
Ahem.

Lest you think, upon reading this, that you have, somehow, been teleported to an alternate universe, be assured that although MIT hosted the panel they did not allow any part of the film itself to be shot on campus.

More here:

“Can’t get there from here – Teleportation of a human may be light years away” – The Patriot Ledger

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~ by theobservereffect on January 22, 2008.

6 Responses to “Beam Me Up… (or, er, over to the couch maybe?)”

  1. And who can forget that great merger of teleportation and many-worlds, Sliders, co-produced by Mel Tormé’s son? (And how about Mel’s guest appearance as an alternate version of himself?). Oh, almost forgot about Quantum Leap with the inexplicable Dean Stockwell.

  2. Hold on… I liked “Quantum Leap”! lol

  3. Oh, I loved it too – I watched it religiously (as well as Sliders)! I still found Dean Stockwell’s character a little inexplicable, but hey, it was fun anyway.

  4. Well, as far as holograms go, my favorite will always be Vic Fontaine… Geek cred be damned.

  5. Who wouldn’t like a wise guy hologram? It simultaneously satisfies our inner nerd and our inner mobster (singer in pre-1970 Vegas = mobster).

  6. Seems you’re ahead of the Pontiff on reporting such matters. See: http://scienceblogs.com/pontiff/2008/02/jumper_jumped_by_farhi_and_teg.php

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