|10-30-2006, 11:15 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2001
The Prestige conjures up a dark relationship between science and the desire for power
The Prestige conjures up a dark relationship between science and the desire for power.
Earlier this month, physicists in Copenhagen announced they had successfully teleported information through a half a meter of space to a large object. The experiment, the first to transport information from light and matter, is said to be a revolutionary step in the field of quantum teleportation. But while it's one thing to teleport atomic data, it's quite another to teleport an entire human being.
The Prestige, a new Hollywood thriller, takes up the question of teleportation as one of its central conundrums: Is it feasible? What would people leave behind after teleporting? And could you bring your hat along for the ride?
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|10-30-2006, 11:43 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Topeka, KS
I think people miss the focus of the movie if the talk is about the teleportation. Instead, it's a movie about jealousy, greed, revenge. The teleportation trick was just a means to an end. Anybody who sees this movie knows how the trick was done, anyway.