My Super Power of Choice – Teleportation

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.



  1. I thought this might be your super power…


  2. Dickens McDawson

    I would say my super power would be to give myself more super powers! but don’t you hate when people do that?

    teleportation sounds nice, however don’t you think it would take all the fun out of getting there? it would be like having a bottomless wallet, or even better, being able to instantly have sex with whomever you want. without the chase (seduction, anticipation), having the thing of your desire isn’t as good. at least in my experience.

    it doesn’t seem practical either: you’d get horribly obese not having to walk anywhere! either that, or you’d have to constantly teleport yourself to the gym and work out – and who the hell wants to do that?!

    I think I’d prefer flight. have you ever had a flying dream? in my flying dreams there is never a destination; the experience is more than enough.

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