Quantum Teleportation

Saturday, September 15, 2012 1 Comments:

Quantum Teleportation

Scientist from three countries, Austria, Germany and Canada, demonstrated the ability to teleport photons as far as 89 miles, beating the old record of 60 miles. According to an MSNBC article,

In the recent experiment, all three photons started out on the island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain. One of the entangled photons was then sent through the air 89 miles to the Canary Island of Tenerife. Since the particles were entangled, when a measurement was made of the quantum states of the two particles on La Palma, it affected the particle on Tenerife, too, allowing the first particle to be essentially re-created in a new location without traversing the distance.
So, this is not quite the same as teleporting a ham and cheese sandwich, or Debbie Whatshername Shultz’s brain, but it holds the promise of the next step in the Internet, Quantum Internet. Essentially this is teleporting information. Imagine how fast your computer would be if you thought of googling “Why beans make men fart” and before you even turned on your computer the information will be available?
“One can actually transfer the quantum states of a particle — in our case a photon — from one location to another location without physically transferring this photon itself,” explained physicist Xiaosong Ma (pronounced “Frank” ) of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information.
This holds huge promise should they learn how to teleport more solid items, like that previously stated ham and cheese sandwich. Fast food will never be the same! Forget drive through, just order your burger and coke and it suddenly is zapped to your desk! 

But the more serious scientist have a larger goal. They want to be able to teleport entire countries. Northern Ireland for instance, could be teleported to a spot just off the coast of Seattle. North Korea could be teleported to the moon!
And all of our landfills filled with toxic garbage? Teleported to deep space to forever circle the sun.  Come to think of it, maybe we can send every politician from both parties to circle the sun with the garbage too?
I’ll vote for that!

Check this video for example:


Pretty amazing right?  

There are many hidden secrets to be revealed, considering China already has achieved the potential to teleport photons, it could be really plausible that this video was just the manifestation of that amazing knowledge applied to a bigger scale. What do you think? :D

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