Main Question or Discussion Point
So this guy proposed a teleportation device which might one day be feasible, using technology similar to MRI scanners. Since such scanners can create high resolution, 3D models of the human anatomy, Kaku figures that at some point in the future, the resolution would be so high that each pixel in the scan would represent a single atom, which the computer could store as binary code. Assuming we had the space to store the billions of terabytes that would be needed to represent an entire human, there's one thing that really bugs me: Can you really represent an individual atom as just one byte of information? What about the protons, neutrons, electrons? What about the quarks, and the strings within if they exist? I understand that this machine is purely science fiction right now, but I'd like to know if you can really represent an atom with such a small amount of information.