My new television show "Sci-Fi Science" on The Science Channel is inspired by my book "Physics of the Impossible." The first season of the show takes viewers through the wildest frontiers of science with a real-world look into the world of phasers, teleportation, light-sabers, invisibility, time travel and more. Filming for the second season is nearing an end, and will be launched on The Science Channel on Sept. 1 at 9 pm. I've decided to try something new with my Big Think blog—offering you the opportunity to have me answer some of your questions on camera. The basis of the topics are "shows" from the first season of "Sci-Fi Science."
All you have to do is post your questions in the comments section. Some time in the near future, I will choose questions from each topic in the series and answer them on camera in another Big Think interview. The final product will prominently be displayed on my blog.
How to Teleport & Become Invisible
We physicists used to laugh whenever we talked about such topics as invisibility and teleportation. But we aren't laughing anymore and we realize that we were wrong on this one. Quantum teleportation already exists and advances in invisibility has made milestones, just this year alone. We are now able to both teleport individual atoms in the laboratory and make 3D objects invisible using microwaves. In the future, perhaps we will be able to scale up both processes to develop an invisibility cloak or even teleport yourself across the room. Something resembling Harry Potter's invisibility cloak may be possible in the coming decades, as well as the ability to teleport molecules, perhaps even DNA.
Questions can be about the quantum theory, quantum teleportation, creating an invisibility cloak or even about quantum entanglement. Please don't limit yourselves to just these individual topics; these are merely a few ideas for you to build from.
You can also find Part 1 (How to Explore the Universe & How to Travel to a Parallel Universe) and Part 2 (How to Become a Superhero & How to Build a Sci-Fi Robot) of the new Video Blog Series by clicking on the links.