One of my favourite questions to ask people is: If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
I always say teleportation. Some people choose to be invisible, or to fly, but I think teleportation would be the best. In an instant I could be anywhere I wanted to be. I would never be late for work again. I could have cheap rent because my apartment would be in the middle of nowhere, but seconds away from anywhere I need to be. I could have real Indian food for dinner anytime I want. I could work on my tan any day of the week, any time of year, on any beach in the world I want. Even if I only have half an hour free to do so.
Well.. it looks as though some forms of teleportation are possible! Scientists have been able to teleport the quantum identity (not that I know what that fully means) of one atom to another that is a few feet away. It is due to something called entanglement which sounds pretty nifty, if I do say so myself. I think you need to read the article about this that I read in the NYTimes. Pure brilliance. Not only does this teleportation of information only work one in every one hundred million attempts, it takes a full 10 minutes!
Read the article and laugh at what Dr. Monroe says near the end of it.