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Quantum Entanglement And Faster Than Light Data Transmission
legitreviews.com ^ | Mon, Jun 02, 2014 - 7:51 AM | Benjamin Young

Posted on 06/02/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Over the past week there has been quite a buzz in the scientific community over a Dutch experiment reliably transmitting data instantly between two electrons via quantum entanglement. While many reports are sensationalizing the discovery, referring to it as a breakthrough in ‘teleportation’, there’s something almost as exciting as physical transportation already proven possible in the experiment: instant communication! While scientists have reached a 3-meter(or 10-foot) range with a 100% success rate, worldwide implementation would revolutionize communication. Instant text messages, infinitely scalable internet bandwidth, and sub-millisecond(or even sub-measurable) latency. Even now, our fastest long-distance communication efforts are too slow to be pushed any further. NASA, one of the foremost names in high-tech, has to wait 13-minutes to remotely issue a command to the Curiosity rover.

Entanglement Lab

TU Delft’s Entanglement Lab

So how does it work? In basic terms:

Quantum Entanglement Data Transmission

Quantum Entanglement Data Transmission — Graphic source: New York Times

Since the data technically does not travel through physical matter to reach the receiver, there’s no inherent risk of natural effects on the transmission itself. Data transmission through quantum entanglement could usher in a new era of computing without fear of disruption or as much dependence on redundancy. Electronic hardware itself would be restructured from the ground up, less resistors, less heat, and less restrictions on bandwidth across the board. Concern for network growth in isolated areas might also soon be a thing of the past, if researchers manage to create a reliable way for global reach of the transmission, there wouldn’t even be a need for cable installation or cell towers!

The experiments are being conducted at the Delft University of Technology in the Western Netherlands and lead by a Professor Ronald Hanson. According to TU Delft’s news board, Hanson plans to repeat the experiment in the upcoming months, but with a new distance goal of 1.3km(0.8mi) to prove beyond a doubt that Einstein was wrong in his rejection of quantum entanglement. 


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Science
KEYWORDS: ftl; hitech; quantumentanglement; stringtheory; superluminal

1 posted on 06/02/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv; ShadowAce

ping


2 posted on 06/02/2014 10:44:45 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I tried to share this, but my sub-space communicator is down.

8*(


3 posted on 06/02/2014 10:47:55 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Open a sub-space channel, Lieutenant Uhura.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 10:49:02 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Will this mean better Weismann scores?


5 posted on 06/02/2014 10:49:27 AM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sorry, I still can’t get past that whole conservation of angular momentum thingy.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

My interpretation of quantum entanglement is that we don’t really live in a 3-dimensional universe like the one we perceive. Dimensions and space are an illusion.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 10:53:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How do electrons get ‘entangled’, and how does one keep them that way?

Can they be divorced?


8 posted on 06/02/2014 10:56:26 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

To put this discovery in “Star Trek” terms, it’s more like “sub-space transmission” than a teleporter. For you non-geeks, “sub-space transmission” was the ability to communicate with earth or another starship in real time, even though they might be thousands of light years apart.


9 posted on 06/02/2014 10:57:28 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A practical application of this in the micro scale would be to distribute the CPU clock across the chip. It reduces heat, decreases complexity of the chip, and would allow for many muliple clocks. This could account for a significant increase in CPU/chip/ASIC performance.


10 posted on 06/02/2014 10:59:14 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wake me up when they can do something useful with this. At least 20 miles land based and globally via satellite. Or better yet, globally with no satellite.

Or better yet, time travel.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 11:02:31 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Dimensions and space are an illusion.”

That, of course, begs the questions of “then what is not an illusion”, and “an illusion to whom or what”? But I don’t mean to hijack the thread.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 11:10:37 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: All



13 posted on 06/02/2014 11:10:53 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: rightwingcrazy

It’s all an illusion, just like a video game.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 11:11:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The article is full of hype and empty of information. How do you entangle two atoms? How do you know which ones are entangled? How do you separate them after they are entangled? How much energy is used in the process? Observing a quantum state destroys it.

Any theory that states that a “cat” is both alive and dead in a box until someone opens the box, is a false theory. Where are the animal rights people protesting about cat abuse?


15 posted on 06/02/2014 11:17:33 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or, energy in the local limit. I bang my knee and it hurts. Scale the energy up though, and I’d bet things get weird pretty fast.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 11:19:18 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for posting this. Fascinating (if not spooky) stuff.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 11:22:20 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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18 posted on 06/02/2014 11:31:14 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What is quantum entanglement
19 posted on 06/02/2014 11:35:40 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: apillar
Or these?

20 posted on 06/02/2014 11:37:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SolidRedState

This finding might explain the Fermi Paradox. Our electromagnetic spectrum searches (SETI) for off-planet evidence of intelligence may be failing because ET is using entanglement techniques. But how can we tune in on the dialogue without a copy of an entangled alien particle?


21 posted on 06/02/2014 11:43:22 AM PDT by earglasses (I was blind, and now I hear...)
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To: SolidRedState

I suspect time will be involved some how, some way but for communication it should not require satellites and the transmission would be inherently secure. No way to eaves drop on the signal between the transmitter and receiver.


22 posted on 06/02/2014 11:44:22 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
neil bohr
23 posted on 06/02/2014 11:46:24 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

24 posted on 06/02/2014 11:47:33 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The consistent problem is that the results never violate causality. That is, while it looks promising to do so, it never quite transmits data faster, or *effectively* faster, than the speed of light.


25 posted on 06/02/2014 12:27:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Quantum Entaglinement — when changing your Post afterthought instantaneously affects another.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT by mikrofon (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! .....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; aristotleman; autumnraine; ...
Thanks Ernest!


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27 posted on 06/02/2014 3:18:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I thought that twins did this all the time.

-PJ

28 posted on 06/02/2014 3:25:28 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Hmmm. Why does a little birdy whisper in my ear: “Be careful of experimental results that exceed established theoretical limits”.

I do remember reading more than once that the whole entanglement enchilada could not be used to send information faster than the speed of light.

29 posted on 06/02/2014 4:09:54 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: BenLurkin

I liked SGU before it became a soapbox for the clamlicker cause... I moved at some point during season 2, and since I don’t own a television set I never saw how everything turned out... I just hope that the fat geeky guy got to nail the hot chick at some point.


30 posted on 06/02/2014 5:11:24 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Nope.

And the series ended with all of them in deep sleep chambers.

My biggest disappointment was we never got to see how the ship looked when it was new and fully staffed by the original crew. Maybe somebody could have made telepathic contact with one of them......or something.


31 posted on 06/02/2014 5:14:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Are you aware of the Holographic Principle?


32 posted on 06/02/2014 5:15:44 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The ansible is an invention of the Formics - and they’re already on their way here.


33 posted on 06/02/2014 5:35:47 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Moonman62
I wasn't aware of the Holographic Principle. I looked it up. It will take a while to digest. Thanks.
34 posted on 06/02/2014 5:39:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: gr8eman

Sending hyper-space transmission ... plug in your beeber.


35 posted on 06/02/2014 7:03:02 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I agree, I think.

Our universe has three, or four if you count time, dimensions that we perceive.

There are more we cannot perceive. Number not knowable at this point.

This seems to tie in to some extent with the scriptural idea of the spirit world, coexisting in some way parallel to our own, but one we cannot perceive directly. Or at least not consistently.


36 posted on 06/03/2014 2:33:20 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

It is a matter of resonance connecting dimensions at their variable expressions. Dimension space has length, width, and height, while dimension time has linear, planar, and volume. Time is a volume at Universe level, but is only planar at photon level, for the photon crosses the Universe outside of linear time, always in the present of when it was emitted.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 9:36:24 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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