Jane: Very well, then. You probably remember how my father's device, which works like this "artefact," displaces people between planets. / The problem: the more mass is displaced, the greater is the volatile reaction when that mass arrives at its destination.
Louwrens: Of course ...
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Jane: The solution to this is to displace the person that is being transported not as a physical object, but in the form of an energy pattern - by way of a so-called "teleporter." The mass is not zero, but is significantly lower. / By itself, a teleporter can only displace someone by a couple of kilometers, but combined with star-gate technology ... you follow?
Louwrens: I see. That's why I was transported through space as a ball of energy that other time. I was wondering about that.
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Jane: But that causes a problem. Over such distances, the integrity of the signal will suffer damage. What's more: this type of energy pattern is fractal in nature. Even a small amount of "noise" in the signal can therefore have serious consequences.
Louwrens: But I'm standing here, so someone presumably came up with a way to compensate for it. Probably by assuming that any more or less person-shaped object is a Khanite.
Jane: Not really. I'll demonstrate. Let's say I were to cause a very specific type of noise in the energy pattern ...
Louwrens: Wait ... I haven't agreed to anything ... !