Re: PHYS; Quantum Teleportation

Tony B. Csoka (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 22:09:07 -0800 (PST)

The quantum teleportation effect and the uncertainty principle etc. could
be explained by looking at the effect from more than four dimensions. If
we assume that the universe is also made up of, say, a fifth spatial
dimension that has collapsed down to an infinitely small point, then
although from our point of view two particles may appear to be separated
by billions of light years, in the higher dimension, they could be in the
very same place. This is analogous to writing "A" and "B" a few inches
apart on a flat piece of paper ( 2 dimensions) and then folding the paper
(through the 3rd dimension) so that A and B connect. (sorry, this is a bit
a tired analogy, but it works!)

Similarly, if there are up to 11 or even 22 dimensions, as some physicists
believe, that have collapsed down to infinitely small points, then all
places in the universe are in a very certain way "at the same place at the
same time". This is a "spooky" thought.