‘Beam me up, Scotty‘ is closer to reality (though still far, far away) thanks to another successful experiment. Kelly Dickerson has details:
In a recent experiment, the quantum state (the direction it was spinning) of a light particle instantly traveled 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, becoming the farthest successful quantum teleportation feat yet. Advances in quantum teleportation could lead to better Internet and communication security, and get scientists closer to developing quantum computers.
I’m thinking very fast and secure quantum computers rather than beaming bodies around the solar system.