Re: PHYS; Quantum Teleportation

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 11:02:59 +0000

At 11:13 AM 12/11/97 -0800, JKC wrote:

>Communication is transportation if it's good enough.

> It's only when the receiver
>compared his results with the records of what I did, and that can only be
>done at the speed of light or less, would it become obvious that what I did
>instantly changed what happened in the distant receiver.

I've always assumed that this implies the universe (or the galaxy at least)
is littered with near-c-speed dumb couriers depositing one-use quantum
`pads' in interesting places, or maybe at random. An immortal culture
could use these prepared boxes to teleport their brain states (very
expensively and infrequently) hither and yon `simultaneously'.

Damien Broderick