At 12:33 AM 10/23/98 EDT, Curt wrote in response to my:
>> 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
>No, it doesn't. Quantum entanglement can pass data, but it cannot pass
>information. Essentially you can only transfer uncrackably coded data
>that requires a key that must be sent relativistically.
Sorry, that was bundled in as part of the black box protocol. I assume (as previous discussions here have elaborated) that one-use pads/keys are sent along with the starship. But I still thought that the *return* encoded message would be instantaneous or spacelike. (I've been privileged to read part of a wonderful novel-in-progress by Charlie Stross that makes much play of this neat device.) Presumably, as Hal argues, that doesn't apply to the photon stream experiment mentioned in the CNN news report.