Here’s a beginning to one of my new stories:
In the state of transition, when you’re neither here or there, there’s this ominous blackness. You’re nowhere, but you are still aware of being – your mind is working – and you sense time passing. Sometimes it’s only a split second, sometimes it’s several seconds, and sometimes it’s long enough for you to wonder if you’ve just died.
Then there’s light and the world comes back into focus, but not all at once. It builds itself around you, spreading from you outward, and I really think that gives you a deep clue about reality. On one hand it could be that you’re actually seeing the process of your senses coming around, or you’re seeing how reality builds itself when you are suddenly observing it. It’s almost like you’ve caught reality by surprise, and it has to scramble to catch up.
I can’t swear to this, but what it feels like to me is that your heart has to start beating again, and then you take the first lungful of air, and that’s when life resumes.
That’s what it’s like to teleport.
So my question is, if you teleport a long distance, it would go against physics for you to be able to transfer information back and forth faster than the speed of light … so would it make sense that if you were to teleport 4 lightyears away, you would also be teleporting 4 years into the past?