Is it possible to teleport or clone someone or something?
After watching this TED talk by Max Tegmark - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzCvlFRISIM
I find myself wondering if it is then possible to clone someone, and if you had cloned someone how could you tell who the clone is?
Would this all be impossible due to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
Edit: Let me rephrase a bit and say if we were to clone an insect or animal; would they be identical down to the atomic level?
If I were to be atomically cloned would my clone be conscious as I am?
How could I tell which is the real me?
One article said - "Biological clones are nothing like these idealized versions. The statistical distributions of particles in an organism and its clone are inevitably very different - so physicists would not accept them as true clones at all."
I also found this to be interesting -
Another interesting bit of information from BioWizard of Sciencechat Forum -
"Now looking back at elementary particles and atoms, their properties are inherent to their physics. It can be argued that the properties of atoms are due to the arrangement of protons, neutrons, electrons, quarks, etc within them, but there is no blue print you can copy out and move to another atom to force it to adopt this trait or that. It is not complex enough. As such, there is no such thing as cloning atoms." http://www.sciencechatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3165
**If someone returns to this page I thought I should also add this here: http://dare.ubvu.vu.nl/bitstream/handle/1871/10137/L59.pdf?sequence=1
As though it would seem there is a no-cloning theorem for classical cloning as well, so both are impossible. Although teleportation is possible with the destruction of the original.