Teleportation, or Teletransportation, is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. It has a commonly recognized place in science fictionliterature, film, and television, but as yet has a very limited application in real world physics, such as quantum teleportation or the study of wormholes.
The word teleportation was coined in 193112 by American writer Charles Fort to describe the strange disappearances and appearances of anomalies, which he suggested may be connected. He joined the Greekprefixtele- (meaning "distant") to the Latinverbportare (meaning "to carry").citation needed Fort's first formal use of the word was in the second chapter of his 1931 book, Lo!: "Mostly in this book I shall specialize upon indications that there exists a transportory force that I shall call Teleportation.", commenting that "I shall be accused of having assembled lies, yarns, hoaxes, and superstitions. To some degree I think so myself. To some degree, I do not. I offer the data."3 Fort also suggested that teleportation might explain various allegedly paranormal phenomena.citation needed