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Originally posted by Phage
There's a problem with the transmission of quantum information.
When you check the state of the "sending" quantum, to know what you're sending...poof. It changes and the "receiver" changes.
When you check the state of the "receiving" quantum, to know what was sent...poof. It changes and the "transmitter" changes.
And so on.
So while the quanta are entangled, the information which is transmitted gets kind of muddled. The two are "talking" to each other but it gets pretty noisy. I would think.
[edit on 5/20/2010 by Phage]
Originally posted by airspoon
This has some great military implications as well, regardless of whether you agree with it being applied to military endeavors or not. Think of the way that this would revolutionize the battle field, including the accuracy with weapons, without a human or mechanical spotter needed. With this technology, it would also become easier to deploy robots onto the battlefield. Really, the implications of this technology, both on and off the battlefield are limitless.
[edit on 20-5-2010 by airspoon]
Originally posted by Harte
Hate to rain on anyone's parade, but if you go ahead and read the comments under the linked article, this point is made quite clear, amid the cacophony of overexcited, undereducated comments.
Sorry, Scotty, you'll have to do better than this.
[edit on 5/20/2010 by Harte]