It's the next best thing to being in two places at once. Think about all the issues teleportation pod, or telepod could solve: Public transportation, which some hold in low esteem, would be obsolete; families wouldn't be separated by distance; and stressful commutes would be eliminated. Jeff Goldblum's Seth Brundle character was on to something with this idea.
Those who have seen past the first half hour of "The Fly" probably have some worries about cross-species mutation, and "Star Trek" might not be enough to convince everyone that teleportation is a good idea. Maybe people can settle on a "Futurama"-esque tube system to bring you from A to B without any accidental human-insect DNA splicing.
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