Could the author not have written a more absurd article?
...successfully demonstrated the teleportation of a photon over a straight-line distance of 6 kilometres using the City of Calgary's fibre
optic cable infrastructure.
Will someone kindly explain to me how sending a photon along fibre optic cable amounts to teleportation? By all means, correct me if I am wrong, but
isn't teleportation the transport of an object at place 'A' to 'non-connected' place 'B' in an almost instantaneous switch (non-connected being the
operative word here)?
The nearest we come to actual teleportation is the radio wave, a looped electric field leaving a transmitter antenna and being absorbed by a receiving
antenna some distance away. The photon they sent was not sent through the air, but along specific dark optic cable to protect the photon against
environment interference. Not by any stretch of imaginative interpretation is that teleportation. It amounts to nothing more than sending water
through a pipe to a tap (fawcet) in a kitchen...it's the same action.
So, quantum entanglement. This has got to be one of the most poorly understood and poorly explained phenomenon of quantum physics. So
counter-intuitive is it that even just trying to accept it leaves one in such a bewildered and confused state. I am utterly convinced that those who
do accept it, don't understand it. They think and believe they do! They even talk and write of it as if they do...but they don't! All they know is
that their interpretation of entanglement action occurring seems to bear it out. Apparently it has been experimentally verified, and is therefore
Of course, Einstein disagreed with it entirely, always suspicious that something 'other' was happening, something 'other' that has yet to be
translated into a correct understanding. I suppose the question to ask is...is it truly entanglement?
If you have a pair of so-called 'entangled' photons and separate them by some distance, classical expectation would demand that for one to affect the
other, something would have to be transmitted by the one and picked up by the other in order to conserve their entanglement, so that both photons act
in a way that show they remain entangled with each other. However, modern physics says that nothing is transmitted or received, the 'instantaneous'
effect of one upon the other just happens with no observable means. They also say that the distance between them is irrelevant, each can be at
opposite ends of the universe and still there would be instantaneous effect by one upon the other. On this issue, I have to side with Einstein. The
interpretation is unacceptable, and certainly unverified. The universal distance is a claim, not a fact.
If a photon (either as a particle or a wave) has velocity of 186,000 miles a second, and a pair of entangled photons are a million miles apart, in
classical terms, one would expect just over five seconds would need to pass before one could affect the other. Even in quantum terms, the distance is
such that it makes irrelevant the speed of light. The scale of the distance is beyond photon speed whereby entangled photons could make any
Here, I am talking only of a million miles, not opposite ends of the universe which would be billions to the nth degree of years in distance. There is
a vast difference between physically doing entanglement experiments here on earth (where photon speed is not overwhelmed by distance), and doing them
out in the universe abstractedly through mathematics. You see, in my understanding, the problem has a lot to do with scale. For crying out loud, it
takes light from the sun just over eight minutes to reach the earth, and as far as I know, the photons from the sun cannot reach us any quicker! If
you ask me, the incongruity of the understanding and explanation of entanglement has got to be highly suspect.
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