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television program Star Trek
The students assumed that the data of a human, represented by the DNA pairs of the genome, could be the basis for the information that would be transferred. From this they calculated the basic data to fully map the human brain and then assumed that a bandwidth of 29.5 to 30 GHz would be used. Based on this it would require up to 4.85 quadrillion years to complete the transfer of data. To put this in perspective the universe is believed to be only 14 billion years old.
Their calculations also showed that the energy required for teleportation is dependent on bandwidth. So decreasing time creates an increase in power consumption. In short it will be a very long time before teleportation will be quick and energetically cheap.