Scientifically possible? Ummmmm – not really
Prof. Brian Cox (who believes time travel is possible) will be having spontanous orgasms every time he thinks of it. An its very likely all those other nerds what watched Star Trek thinking it was a reality show will be in the same state. Why?
from Irish Times:
Star Trek-style beaming up of people through space could become a reality sometime in the far future, the leader of a landmark teleportation experiment has said.
Nothing in the laws of physics fundamentally forbids the teleportation of large objects, including humans, Professor Ronald Hanson pointed out. In contrast, it is physically impossible for anything to travel faster than light.
What we are teleporting is the state of a particle, Prof Hanson, from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, said.
If you believe we are nothing more than a collection of atoms strung together in a particular way, then in principle it should be possible to teleport ourselves from one place to another.
In practice its extremely unlikely, but to say it can never work is very dangerous, he said. I would not rule it out because theres no fundamental law of physics preventing it. If it ever does happen it will be far in the future.
Prof Hansons team showed for the first time that it was possible to teleport information encoded into sub-atomic particles between two points three metres apart with 100 per cent reliability. The demonstration was an important first step towards developing an internet-like network between ultra-fast quantum computers whose processing power dwarfs that of todays supercomputers.
Teleportation exploits the weird way entangled particles acquire a merged identity, with the state of one instantly influencing the other no matter how far apart they are.
Giving one particle an up spin, for instance, might always mean its entangled partner has a down spin theoretically even if both particles are on different sides of the universe. Continue reading
So lets be brutally honest, they haven’t transported any atoms, only quantum states. That was actually done around 30 years ago in a series of tests known as The God Experiments. Those experiments have been widely discussed and commented on, and even featured in science fiction movies and television series. Nothing the get excited about here then.
What effing planet have these dicks been on for the past three decades.
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