Quantum Teleportation, Photon "pipeline"

Dan (dang@whc.net)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 20:46:55 -0700 (Mountain Standard Time)

> Basically because the information is transmitted in the form of a
> photon, which can't travel faster than light. In the original IBM

Maybe I've got the wrong idea, but couldn't we use a
photon-pipeline in order to achieve *effectively* FTL communication?
For example, a MIPS Rx000 processor can't really execute a single
instruction in 1 cycle, but using a pipeline, and executing different
parts of several instructions all at the same time, this appears to
be happening. Could a similar process be used for communication,
say, on the internet? Assuming that there is a delay of X seconds
between point A and point B, point A could send a continuous stream of
photons to point B for X seconds before communications are to begin,
and as soon as B receives the first of them, A could start encoding a
message via this quantum "teleportation." Perhaps point A would only make
use of every other photon, allowing for B to use the other "channel."
I guess the big problem here is finding a way for A to store X seconds'
worth of entangled photons while waiting for B to receive the first
of them. So uh... is this plausible?