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Teleportation – Quantum Entanglement

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I mentioned few posts ago, that teleportation is possible. So, how does Teleportation really works?

First, we need to go back to the history a little bit. Quantum teleportation exploits a bizarre properties of atoms derived from EPR Paradox which was initially proposed to kill off the probability factor in quantum mechanics.

Albert Einstein, who believed that ‘God do not play dice with the universe’ (in other words, he doesn’t believe in total randomness in quantum mechanics and reality), along with Poldosky and Rosen, conceived the EPR Paradox to show why quantum mechanics is wrong. Through a thought-experiment on two tangled electrons, they suggested that information is able to travel much faster than the speed of light, which is impossible, hence the existing quantum theory is wrong. (However, more experiment were conducted and eventually Einstein was proven somewhat, wrong with his idea).

Alright, forget all the details. The most important point here is that Einstein and friends had introduced a marvelous concept in quantum mechanics – tangled atoms separated by great distance. Einstein called it spooky-action-at-distance. Michio Kaku explained …

This means, in some sense, that what happens to us automatically affects things instantaneously in distant corners of the universe, since our wave functions were probably entangled at the beginning of time. In some sense there is a web of entanglement that connects distant corners of the universe, including us. – Michio Kaku (Physics of the Impossible)

quantum teleporation 

Ok, so now we know that at atomic level the whole universe is somehow connected in a big web. This is what i gonna do – I will teleport atom A to atom C’s location separated by a great distance. So, i will first look for an atom which starts out being entangled with atom C nearby around me. I found one, and let’s call it atom B. I will put atom A in contact with atom B, scan it, and transfer all the information content from A to B. I have now temporarily entangled atom A with atom B. But since B and C were originally entangled, the information of atom A will automatically be transferred to atom C.

Hence, atom A has now been teleported to atom C. However, it does not mean A has physically traveled to C. Rather, it means atom A has been copied to atom C. Something like a duplication. So, what will happened to atom A? Atom A will self-destruct so that we don’t have two copies after the teleportation. (Using computing analogy, it is something like cut and paste rather than copy and paste)

Bear in mind quantum entanglement is not just a mere theory but it has already been tested and implemented. Scientists have teleported photons of light and gas of cesium atoms (which have trillions of atoms) using quantum entanglement. The teleportation distances are 600 meters and half a yard respectively.

Teleportation For Human Being using Quantum Entanglement.

Alright, the atom example above may sound confusing to you (quantum mechanics IS confusing, anyway). But i suppose it would be more clearer to use human being as an example.

As mentioned, in quantum entanglement, you do not really physically, ‘travel’ from one point to another, but rather a cut-and-paste technique is used to move you to the other side instead. This means that anyone being hypothetically teleported would die in the process.

Let’s say you want to teleport yourself to the moon. According to the existing theory, you can’t teleport and bring your entire body to the moon. So this is when bio-digital cloning comes into play.

You will send the information of every atoms in your whole body (which is 10^28 atoms = 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) to the moon and then through bio-digital cloning, your body would be reconstructed again with precision.Yes, your original body will die off and you would live in a new body carrying all the previous ‘data’ (memories) with you.

Conclusion: In atomic scale, teleportation is already a reality today. This simply means the law of physics allow teleportation. However, it is another story altogether of teleporting macroscopic object such as human being as it involves way too many numbers of atoms. So, until we master the art of quantum mechanics, genetic engineering and having a super quantum computing technology, teleporting human being is still not possible, yet. Time will certainly bring the technology closer to us.


Written by elan85

May 2, 2008 at 7:25 pm

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  1. this is what the rishis (sages) in india were doing during the epic times..they were known to disappear at one place and reappear at the another in no time.


    July 3, 2008 at 3:51 pm

  2. This is a matter that entangles one mind, and as Einstein said, everything is relative, I agree saying that; one hair in the soup is much, but in the head is less.


    August 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm

  3. “Albert Einstein, who believed that ‘God do not play dice with the universe’”

    Einstein spoke in Ebonics? This is a revelation!


    August 3, 2009 at 8:30 am

  4. Hey now. Did not mean to leave a comment there, above. Just wanted to link your post to my page. I do hope that is okay with you.

    : )


    December 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

  5. the longest distance i have teleported is 5000 miles but only as a visitor in nonbody form. able to see and hear but could not communicate.

    william schneider

    January 24, 2011 at 1:45 am

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