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originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: imjack
Maybe they don't? Maybe a flying saucer is just an avatar? A 'window" to their desktop, if you will.
The main confusing concept of Quantum Teleportation is observation and if information can be classified as a physical transfer. The answer is no, it is not, but the interesting concept is that the information still can create physical matter objectively the same as the first object "from nothing" other than atomic instructions. The gold that was moved was destroyed and the information transfer recreated it on the other side. When they did this is was actually through fiber optics -_- almost making the entire thing unimpressive, but the same group has experiments that can move the same information "through the air".
It won't be very convenient for day-to-day teleportation, as the process would literally murder you, with generally only faith that you will actually come out of the other side, unaware you were never the same person that entered it.
The more realistic applications in my mind will be deep space exploration and travel, where the idea of dying won't be as heavily weighed to the brave people willing to use it.
Just like the general 'conspiracy' of Quantum Mechanics, interference observation again plays a critical role in this effect however xD. If the operator of a 'teleportation machine' is unaware of the inevitable self demise of obliterating himself, what's interesting is the "clone" that comes out of the other end will be equally unobservant, and will have felt like it was physically teleported, even though that's not the case.
Assuming a way is found to "copy" information rather than "send" it, the machine would be able to simulate the same effect without destroying the original copy, simultaneously creating a copy that believed it has been teleported, while the person that stepped into the machine would then just step back out.
The only real distinctions that qualify these concepts as teleportation, rather than super advanced cloning, is that the information itself is "faster than light" travel. Short of bending space, physical matter moved at high speeds would be destroyed regardless, so 'faster than light' travel is as useless as being able to travel the speed of light. But in a sense, the original consciousness is preservered.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
But mostly I wonder at what you think might be the motive, the reason for all this hidey hidey you suggest they are pulling off. Why hide all this stuff from the public at all?
originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
First question I have is: Is the quantum levitation effect a relative temperature effect? By that I mean does it only work if the superconductor is cooled relative to its surroundings? If that is the case, it would not work in space. If not then cool.
Second question: Is the angular momentum relative to the gravity field it is in, or is it independent of any gravity field? If the former, again space would be a no no. If not, again, cool.
I am asking because I don't know, and I feel in this case that Google would NOT be my friend, as I don't have the knowledge of quantum physics required.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
my 2 thoughts:
- as i understand it, what happens is amounting to angular momentum creating the "antigravity"
- in space, its incredibly easy to get superconductors cooled to the point that is needed to find their unique properties.