I just read an article describing how scientists have teleported matter three feet. Granted, it was something like one atom, but still.
I find this relevant to the blog because I'm writing a sci-fi story, but it seems like every idea I have that could considered 'cool' or 'futuristic' is soundly trounced by real life. It's probably something that most sci-fi authors in this century have felt at one time or another. Except maybe Frank Herbert. He was far, far out there.
Thankfully, there is no teleporting in Solar, as far as I know. Maybe I'll surprise myself and throw it in there somewhere.