Reply Mon 2 Aug, 2010 04:28 am
Scientists Take Quantum Steps Toward Teleportation

"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.

It's not exactly the Star Trek version of teleportation, where an object disappears then reappears somewhere else. Rather, it "entangles" two different atoms so that one atom inherits the properties of another.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128910996&sc=fb&cc=fp


After reading the entire article, I would never volunteer for such a thing. Smile
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Reply Mon 2 Aug, 2010 11:14 am
If you read it, you see that it's the journalist who wrote this "gee-whiz" article who says that this technology "may" one day lead to objects being teleported across galactic distances. Furthermore, it would not really be teleportation in the science fiction sense of instantly transmitting a person or object, but rather the creation of a distant copy at the cost of destroying the original.
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Reply Mon 2 Aug, 2010 06:05 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:
... rather the creation of a distant copy at the cost of destroying the original.

Hmm, I wouldn't be comfortable with that either. I kinda like the original me.
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