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Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Future

The future... it's here!

Teleportation has been achieved!

A team of quantum scientists at the University of Maryland have been able to teleport something about a meter in distance!

Okay, well it's only "quantum information", but that means they can recreate an object in a new location. But that is what the Star Trek transporters do. They break down an object or person, send the matter stream to that new location, and rebuild it there using the object's (or person's) "blueprints", or "quantum information".

Okay, it was only a particle. But once you have one particle, you can have two! So it's still a BIG step.

Okay... it's only accurate about 90% of the time. Yes, I'd hate to be in that 10% where my arms are where my legs were, and/or vice versa... but still. You have to admit 90% is still great!

Star Trek... here we come!


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