04 Feb





It’s already happened you know.

Really, no kidding.

In Vienna, ten years ago, they teleported a single photon six-hundred meters, from one side of the Danube to the other. At the time it was the longest recorded distance but they’ve gone beyond that since, and they say, really, there’s no limit to how far you want to go.

Quantum Entanglement, they call it.

And it’s real. Like here is the photon. Press the button. There is the photon. Measured and seen.

It turns out what is happening is that all atoms everywhere, are connected somehow to all atoms elsewhere, essentially, and that the information from one becomes the information in another.

So, the original photon looses it’s information about itself, and this information is transferred to the other photon.

There is no passage of time in the transfer, nor is there any difference in the teleported photon, from the original, except in location. It is not a copy, because the original photon, without information is no longer a photon.

So, is it the same photon?

Anyway, a blogger called Tilly Bud put it succinctly;

“…why…to the Enterprise of course. Dur.”



visit Tilly Bud @ The Lauging Housewife and my poetry @ Tomatos, Oranges & Other Fruit

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Posted by on February 4, 2011 in postaday2011


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4 responses to “Teleportation

  1. Tilly Bud

    February 4, 2011 at 14:05

    Hi! Thanks for mentioning me on your blog. It’s so exciting when that happens! 🙂

  2. penpusherpen

    February 4, 2011 at 17:40

    what about contamination?..I would always have a thought in the back of my mind that something could/would go wrong, should this ever be tried on life forms…a bit like Star Trek voyager, when two forms were ‘entwined ‘ in the one body by mistake…Shivers!! 😉
    BUT saying that, as your question was :- where would you go first? (if it was safe and I’d seen it happen with my own eyes!!’ ) .. um…I have no idea, so many thoughts flowing through my mind, I just can’t decide…. xPenx ( and don’t say just like a woman!! 😀 )

  3. kshawnedgar

    February 5, 2011 at 21:03

    Can the photon’s information be teleported back to the pervious photon that’s not a photon anymore? Like if I teleported to a point just above your left shoulder for a moment to view you working on a poem, could I then jump back here?

    • kolembo

      February 5, 2011 at 23:09

      No you can’t go back to the previous photon because the information is erased, but you CAN go to another one. The thing is they don’t know if you’d be the same person because each time you teleport, essentially you’re erased! Only if personality and memory and all those human things are found to be intrinsic to your biophysicallity can they say you’ll be yourself. Funny about looking over my shoulder!


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