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Researchers Succeed at Quantum Teleportation

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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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Quantum computing is often deemed the future of technology, and humanity may have taken an important step toward it with a breakthrough in quantum teleportation. For the first time ever, researchers have successfully transferred, i.e. teleported, a complex set of quantum information between two points.

Will things change?
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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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Teleportation has always fascinated me (specifically, the theory of teleporting living entities). It brings up many metaphysical questions if it's via dematerialization because what happens to the soul? Is the soul definable via quantum physics if so or is there just no soul to begin with? It seems, if you believe in aliens, that their theorized method of teleporting is using wormholes which keeps the physical entity intact. Perhaps teleporting like in Star Trek isn't even physically possible (for living entities).

We're still a long way from either wormhole or successfully dematerializing anything substantial, anyway.

PS Science and Technology forums is where this belongs.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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That's a lot of stuff



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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LOL it reminds me of how the first computer was the size of a warehouse.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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No offence, but this was done years ago. Please google for "quantum entaglement" or just go here

Just remember that it's not "teleportation" as in Star Trek but the passing of information from one volume to another via something that thinks it exists in both.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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As afr as im aware they only manged to teleport and then rearrange light packets. Im not sure what effect this will have on technology but teleporting complex matter is still way off.

Correct me if im wrong though. Its still an amazing feat.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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The use of this form of teleportation [dematerializing] to transport humans would have considerable unresolved technical problems, such as recording the human body with sufficient precision to allow reproduction elsewhere. The uncertainty principle alone would appear to provide an insurmountable barrier.

Within the fictional universes, little attention is paid to the obvious "in universe" problem of this technology, namely that if a person is scanned and reproduced, they could presumably make multiple copies. It would also present the philosophical problem of whether destroying a human in one place and recreating a copy elsewhere would provide a sufficient continuity of existence. In some novels, such as Surface Detail, the "scanned copy" may actually be alive - in the sense of running on computer hardware rather than a biological body - in between materialisations. Many of the relevant questions are shared with the concept of mind transfer.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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one day we will be linked all throughout the universe and we will have our own custom neighborhood of branching different places on different worlds



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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For real home cooked noodle baking goodness that is freekier than "teleportation" go to this link

and read the section entitled....."Measurements on an entangled state"

The upshot of which is that reality is not as advertised.

Boring as hell but it just shows you that people were thinking about this stuff around 80 years ago.



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