J. Allen wrote:
Yes, because regular transporters are so within the field of plausibility.
Well actually they may not work exactly as Trek says, but scientists are working on it. But what they're working on sounds more like the duplicate at a remote location then destroy the original. They've successfully "beamed" photons in the lab so far.
And they're working on Warp drive. In the 90's A physicist from Mexico came up when a formula for warp drive. But it required too much power to work. But recently they've found if you create the field in a certain way it may be doable.