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"Quantum entanglement" may sound like an awful sci-fi romance flick, but it's actually a phenomenon that physicists say may someday lead to the ability to teleport an object all the way across the galaxy instantly.
Originally posted by kadyr80
I don't have much to add here and don't have my sources available, but about a month ago, it was publicized that science has now achieved quantum teleportation of data. Mix that in with MIT's supposed working "time machine" model and who knows what tech we actually have that we aren't being told about.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
I think Einstein would be turning in his grave if he were alive to see that the light barrier is breakable. I wonder what he could get done had he been born later, where his research would be now and not 60 years ago.
Originally posted by Korg Trinity
Quantum entanglement is all about perspective.
You see from our perspective it's a spooky action at a distance (as described by Einstein) no matter how far apart the particles are.
But from the perspective of the particles at their fundamental level, they are never separated as they are directly connected to each other at the planck scale where dimension and distance are meaningless.
It's a hard concept to get your head around if you are not familiar with string theory or Loop Quantum Gravity.
Nutshell... All matter is just twisted braids in space-time. In other words you and the chair where you currently sit are all made from the same stuff... Space-time itself.
Now picture yourself standing up and walking away, from your perspective you are now quite clearly separated from the chair... But when you consider that you and the chair are in fact one and the same, it's easier to understand how quantum entanglement works.
Do you follow?
[edit on 4-8-2010 by Korg Trinity]
New Type Of Entanglement Allows 'Teleportation in Time,' Say Physicists
Conventional entanglement links particles across space. Now physicists say a similar effect links particles through time.
...Olson and Ralph's teleportation provides a shortcut into the future. What they're saying is that it's possible to travel into the future without being present during the time in between.
That's a fascinating scenario that immediately raises many questions. One of the first that springs to mind is what advantage might we get from this process. Might it be possible, for example, to make short-lived particles live longer by teleporting them into the future?
That isn't clear. Neither is it clear exactly how such an experiment might be done although. Presumably, it wouldn't be very different to the type of teleportation that is done in labs all over the world today, as a matter of routine (in fact Olson and Ralph say that timelike entangelment is interchangeable with the spacelike version).
That means it's only a matter of time before somebody tries it.