TKA NetSync Science Interest Filler

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TKA NetSync Science Interest Filler.

Nov 21, 2067 12:57PM- Launch site
TKA NetSync Reporter
“Thanks, Sam... Scientists will demonstrate the short range teleportation of a pressurized 3- man craft, set to change the transportation industry on a par with …”
“….for over a year there have been small scale teleportation experiments. Now advances to move ten miles instantly will certainly help our overloaded roads. History in the making.”
“As I understand, by using variations of the Kulmann definitions, scientists have achieved teleportation. Dr. Kulmann, as every school child knows, is this centuries Einstein. “
First, the scientific jargon. Kulmann’s consummate work re-defines reality in the ontological metaphysical quantum field theory, a shift from a particle and field view of the world to one of properties bundles.”
“A change from what is there, a short distance away, to match what is here in all properties. A slight push of what is here, is then there. Teleportation. “
“Simple. The actual energy expenditure is surprisingly small, no more than operating a Standard K-59. But an enormous amount of computing power is needed. I’ve been reliably informed that any small error could result in simply nothing happening.”
“We are ready, a singular moment in time where we will quantumly entangle a manned craft.”
“The “Quantumnauts” will effectively “teleport”, by changing their property states, to a reception point nearly ten miles from here. They will stay twenty seconds and return. .A scientific journey which …….
Nov 21, 12:58PM- Launch site
TKA NetSync with Project head:
“…..Overall nearly a googol lines of computing work were completed as we, and our European counterparts, have interconnected four XRT computers to achieve what some said was the impossible, property state control within limit bounds of.…”
Nov 21, 12:58PM- Launch site
Project head:

“….and we have seen the fruits of the labors of so many unsung workers as we transmitted first inanimate and then living animals over eleven miles without mishap, disregarding , of course, the incident of the dog and the pig……”

Oct 5, 2067 11:30PM local Birmingham, England
Reggie’s been working cleaning up the last several thousand code lines for the properties launch. The long, daily work hours have been a trial in drudgery. He’s tired.
Recruited with a new Ph.D. to contribute to this seminal project. He knows that with his skills, he should be leading the effort, rather than a last time through corrections clerk. Maybe he should have stayed in School rather than following the illusion of fame.
His mind wanders to the girl. He scans his notes.
Lin 6588 Corr 6 Mal33: X3 =CCXL --- Correlation should be X3=1,000,000 - use same text format.
Eyes glazing, he considers: “Why would anyone in his right mind use Roman numerals? Oh well...”
He’s thinking of her eyes. He types:
Lin 6588 Corr 6 Mal33: X3 =M
The final revision is complete, it’s sent to operations.

Nov 21, 1:00PM Launch site TKA NetSync Reporter -
“…And they’re off! The entire transit time will be about a minute. There are internal and external recorders on the crew and outside to record whatever presents itself through that ‘transit present reality’. Scientists want information of that other reality and question the ‘why of transit time’ apparent to us here and want information returned…”
Nov 21, 1:03PM Reporter
“..and we still haven’t received word that the crew has arrived at the reception area. Nor have they returned here. Scientists are scrambling to interpret the launch data…..”
Nov 21, 2:10PM Reporter
“..and now, we fear the worst, the loss of the ship and crew. The Project head is expected to make a statement shortly ….”

Nov 21, 2:45PM Reporter
“…we are going to the Project office, where the Project Head is speaking... No! Wait!! Hold on! The ship! It’s here!!! It just re-appeared. The crew inside is waving! They’re safe! They’re safe! It all looks alright. Did it actually go anywhere?..
Nov 21, 2:55PM Reporter
“….There are certainly explanations owed. It seems this method of transport needs more development for safe transport before our use. So it’s back to the drawing boards and I’ll stick to driving my trusty Zanthro to work. Back to you, Sam…..”

Nov 21 7:30PM The White House:

The President: “Alright gentlemen, what happened at that fiasco of a demonstration this morning?
Science Advisor Mayinfer: “Sir, after the craft arrived at its initial destination these recordings...”
President: “Hold on, didn’t it just disappear and show up in the same spot later? You’re saying it went somewhere? So where did it go?”

Mayinfer: “It went …away. By plan they were to go ten miles and back in 24 seconds. It was gone 2 hours and 45 minutes. It stayed 37 minutes of the craft’s time and then returned. The crew is fine, but being held in containment, mainly to keep the media away. But we’re already seeing leaks. We’ll have to issue a statement immediately.”
“Everything here is real, no special effects, all instruments confirming, this is where it went. Watch.”

The recording:
First, a view of the site, the timer showing launch time 00:00:00, A kaleidoscopic burst of external color/ light/something sliding around the edge of not understanding follows. The recording-resumes at 0:02:10. The auto focus finds first one and then a second something.
Double yellow suns appear as the craft rotates.
More rotation.
It looked pretty.
A brown, green and purple splotched planet rolled into sight.

Computer data. Size: 2.2E.; density:0.92E. Temperature: 62F.
Exoticness oozed.
Jagged mountains twenty miles high.
Slow boiling land bubbles miles across, lifting and collapsing.
And part –Liquid?
The crew cheering every view.
Childlike in their awe.
Oblivious to danger, comprehension sank in.
Above all wonder overstated the obvious.
As return transit at 0:34:54started, the crew knew.
Life on Earth was over.
The super highway was open.
Earth life in the Universe had begun.

Earth life could now engage and go screaming to the first star on the right.

About the Author: 
David D. Stasinski has written several short stories. His main interest is factual fiction and alternate histories.

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