Beam me up, Scotty!
In an article entitled Travelling by teleportation some luminaries at University of Leicester (7/30/2013) have calculated that with a bandwidth of 30GHz it would take 350,000 times longer than life of universe to teleport the information of a single human being. They conclude that teleportation will never be possible and “it will be quicker to walk!” The flaw in their paper is of course that teleportation has got nothing to do with bandwidth. If teleportation ever becomes possible it will be via wormholes.
In an article in New Scientist (8/29/15) entitled Metamaterial wormhole teleports magnetic fields across space we have the first specific example of scientists actually working with wormholes. We are told in the article “This wormhole is no space-time portal, but it allows a magnetic field to disappear and reemerge elsewhere.” What they actually did was they used a superconducting magnetic “hose” and they made a 3-D magnetic cloak out of “metamaterials” which made the magnetic hose invisible and undetectable to external fields which could distort the magnetic fields inside the hose. Essential these metamaterials enabled them to fabricate a wormhole so the magnetic field inside the hose was transported from one point in space to another in exactly same manner as if it had gone through a wormhole. This would appear to be the beginning for wormhole travel when we consider that ultimately we ourselves and all the matter we see around us are merely “magnetic fields.”