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Teleportation in the News BY PHIL BOWERMASTER + MARCH 31ST, 2012 Yesterday was an interesting anniversary. Wired News reports: March 29, 1993: Teleportation Beams From Sci-Fi to Real Science 1993: Scientists show teleportation is possible, at least theoretically. The downsides: The original teleported object must be destroyed, and it can’t happen instantaneously. The story goes on to flesh out some of the milestones that have occurred in the teleportation arena in the interrum, including teleporting photons a few meters and teleporting information up to 10 miles. Gizmodo marked the anniversary by sharing this story with us: Beam Me Up, Scotty: Scientists Transport a Hunk of Matter 18 Inches Scientists in Copenhagen took one more step toward the Star Trek transporter, figuring out how to teleport groups of billions of atoms from one place to another using light, quantum mechanics, magnetism and a concept they call “entanglement.” Professor Eugene Polzik and his team managed to move an object about 18 inches, using an excruciatingly complicated process that amounts to some serious magic. Says the Prof: “Creating entanglement is a very important step, but there are two more steps at least to perform teleportation. We have succeeded in making all three steps — that is entanglement, quantum measurement and quantum feedback.”
Originally posted by Nite_wing
reply to post by mr-lizard
Everything is military no matter who creates it.
Everybody wants security.
Originally posted by RandomEsotericScreenname
Quantum systems can become entangled through various types of interactions (see section on methods below). If entangled, one object cannot be fully described without considering the other(s). They remain in a quantum superposition and share a single quantum state until a measurement is made.
My theory about why FTL communcation by means of entanglement is not possible, is because there never is a communication between Alice and Bob.
If detector Alice measures the state of one partner, the other one at detector Bob has to have the opposite spin.
But this can only be verified and true if a human looks at both Alice and Bob.
If Alice and Bob are galaxies apart there is no way to verify them both, for both parties. At least not faster than light.
The only reason that it seems like information travels FTL between Alice and Bob in entanglement experiments here on Earth, is because Bob adapts to what the experimenter knows about Alice.
edit on 12-5-2012 by RandomEsotericScreenname because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Needalight
I saw a Q&A with Michio Kaku regarding human teleportation. He states that in the process of quantum teleportation, the original person will be destroyed but there will be a new copy of the person at the other end.
Originally posted by AaronWilson
reply to post by MysterX
Hopefully quantum computation comes out soon. Im sure they are close to the first quantum based processing chip.
Originally posted by MysterX
It doesn't matter how fast information can travel, especially in the communications arena..frankly, we have light speed communications right now, have had since the first radio broadcast.
What is important is how fast can the communicated information be processed and acted upon.