more teleportation

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 12:32:52 +0000


> Quantum teleportation allows information to be
transmitted at the speed of light -- the fastest speed possible -- without being slowed down by wires or cables.

I think the reporter is missing the real boat here - surely quantal entanglement allows information to pass from one spacetime location to the other *instantaneously*, faster than light. (Of course, you need to have the prepared black box states already waiting, in advance, at either end, so it won't get us to Alpha Centauri in less than 4.3 years - but it will permit people at home to see the pictures in the very same instant the explorers arrive [whatever *that* means, *pace* Einstein].)

Damien Broderick