What would it mean to be instantaneously replaced by a near exact duplicate? The only difference being the origin of the atoms composing your mass?
But Monroe's work is a long way from being able to teleport a living being. The problem with such an act, Kaku says, is that "you have to be destroyed in order to have your body teleported to the other side of the room. So if you've been destroyed and teleported, then who is that person there? They have the same memory, the same jokes, the same everything, except the original was destroyed in the process of being teleported."Read more at www.npr.org