Re: The Spike, nanotech, and a future scenario
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 06:24:07 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-10-08 04:49:34 EDT, you write:

<< > I also read that IBM are using
> teleportation as a means for faster than light communcation. The really
> interesting thing is, this was all in a business computing magazine, so
> this has now officially gone mainstream.

NOT accurate. Some idiot at IBM started this rumor years ago with an ad in
Scientific American. I suppose that now that we know how to do
sort-of-teleportation in the sense of transmitting all information about a
particle without transmitting the particle itself - formerly thought to be
impossible - the rumor has resurfaced. I am NOT aware of ANY reports that
this effect operates instantaneously, although I suppose that's
possible (uses quantum-measurement stuff, and nobody knows when or how fast
that operates).
-- >>

So it IS accurate.