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Old December 31 2013, 01:14 PM   #35
Re: Transporter beams itself?

Christopher wrote: View Post
And how is a subspace beam a wormhole?
They're analogous because they both involve bypassing normal 3-dimensional space to transmit things through additional dimensions. The reason Sternbach & Okuda established that transporters operate through subspace was to explain how they could beam through solid matter, transporting people inside ships or buildings or into/out of caves underground. Their conclusion was that the beam bypassed normal space by passing through subspace. That's essentially what a wormhole does.
My understanding of wormholes is that they bend space to allow two distant points to be close together. We've never seen that subspace does this.
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