Teleportation is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. Popularized by sci fi movies like Star Trek, the idea has inspired generations of scientists to find a way to make it real.

What did scientists achieve so far and how close are they to achieving the goal? In order to answer this question, we first need to dive a little bit deeper into the aspects of teleportation.

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Most of us have grown up with the legendary sci-fi fairy tale called Star Wars. One of the most fascinating imaginary gadgets that appear in the franchise is the so called lightsaber.

As we know from the movie itself, the lightsaber is the single weapon of a Force wielder, either Jedi or Sith. It is described by Obi Wan Kenobi as “an elegant weapon, from a more civilized age”. There is an army of Star Wars fans who would give anything to be in possession of a real lightsaber. But is it possible that a lightsaber ever exists, and if it did exist, what would the consequences be?

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