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As if Quantum Teleportation Weren't Spooky Enough, Physicists Propose 'Time Teleportation'
Popular Science ^ | 1/18/11 | Clay Dillow

Posted on 01/18/2011 12:20:07 PM PST by Nachum

As if the idea ideas of quantum entanglement and time travel weren’t difficult enough to wrap one’s head around separately, two physicists at the Universtiy of Queensland in Australia have further compounded the headache by merging the two ideas via a new kind of quantum entanglement that links particles not across space, but across time.

Quantum entanglement is that “spooky action” (Einstein’s words, not ours) that links two particles such that a measurement on one immediately influences the state of the other, even if the two particles are separated by miles, or even light years. Entanglement defies the intuitive way we understand the universe to work (as does most of quantum mechanics). The idea of “time teleportation,” as described by S. Jay Olson and Timothy Ralph, doesn’t add clarity but it does introduce some interesting questions about the fundamentals of the universe.

In a sense, everyone and everything is time traveling, moving forward in time at a given rate. What Olson and Ralph propose is that it’s possible to take a shortcut into the future without being present in the interim. How? Tech Review’s KFC explains:

The idea is that a detector acts on a qubit and then generates a classical message describing how this particle can be detected. Then, at some point in the future, another detector at the same position in space, receives this message and carries out the required measurement, thereby reconstructing the qubit.

(Excerpt) Read more at popsci.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: physicists; quantum; stringtheory; teleportation; time
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1 posted on 01/18/2011 12:20:13 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
1.21 gigawatts!!!!

Great Scott!!


2 posted on 01/18/2011 12:23:22 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Nachum

Great! I can go back intime and witness the birth of Christ... the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or to see if an ex GF Dina was sleeping with that scum ex-con she claimed was ‘just a friend’.


3 posted on 01/18/2011 12:23:40 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Nachum

August 8, 1965


4 posted on 01/18/2011 12:25:46 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: P8riot

oops! 1961


5 posted on 01/18/2011 12:26:22 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Nachum
In a sense, everyone and everything is time traveling, moving forward in time at a given rate.

Not exactly true.
6 posted on 01/18/2011 12:27:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: theDentist
Great! I can go back intime and witness the birth of Christ... the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or to see if an ex GF Dina was sleeping with that scum ex-con she claimed was ‘just a friend’.

Or go back and extend Stanley Ann's visit to Cuba for several more months.
7 posted on 01/18/2011 12:27:47 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Nachum
"KFC explains"

Wow their chicken really is something! ;-)

8 posted on 01/18/2011 12:28:44 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Nachum

Bells theorem proves non-locality.

But it is not just non-locality in terms of space, it is non-locality in terms of time also.

Before you get your hopes up...

If you decide to try to teleport to 1492, your head might get there.
But what if your liver decides to go to 1649??


9 posted on 01/18/2011 12:30:01 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: Average Al
Man getting ready to enter a Time Teleportation Machine
10 posted on 01/18/2011 12:32:16 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Nachum

You can’t say spooky any more. It’s racist. Denigrate is too.


11 posted on 01/18/2011 12:32:23 PM PST by CholeraJoe (WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR EAGLE! HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

This is both awesome and disturbing at the same time


12 posted on 01/18/2011 12:32:31 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: Nachum; Salamander
What Olson and Ralph propose is that it’s possible to take a shortcut into the future

Future? Feh.

So I still can't get home.

I'll not yet revise the lyrics to "Forever and All The Way Back".

13 posted on 01/18/2011 12:33:51 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: John W

Lol!


14 posted on 01/18/2011 12:35:07 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Nachum

Quantum bump for later.......


15 posted on 01/18/2011 12:36:29 PM PST by indthkr
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To: Nachum

Been there, done that.

16 posted on 01/18/2011 12:36:29 PM PST by SengirV
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To: Nachum
I think this was sort of the concept behind the time travel in the movie "Primer."

An excellent movie, btw.

17 posted on 01/18/2011 12:39:10 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Nachum

Jobs with rose colored glasses...prob paid by the left too


18 posted on 01/18/2011 12:39:55 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Nachum
Quantum entanglement is that “spooky action” (Einstein’s words, not ours) that links two particles such that a measurement on one immediately influences the state of the other, even if the two particles are separated by miles, or even light years.

Communications would be vastly improved if you could make this work. I'm sure AT&T or Verizon is working on it................Can you here me now?............

19 posted on 01/18/2011 12:41:09 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Nachum; SunkenCiv; The Comedian

Is this ping list worthy?


20 posted on 01/18/2011 12:41:26 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

For pure entertainment purposes... :)


21 posted on 01/18/2011 12:46:19 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: dead

Thought it was interesting. Would like to see it again. Bad title.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 12:48:55 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Nachum

I wanna time travel back to when the constitution was being written and write in there things to keep progressiveness out of it.


23 posted on 01/18/2011 12:51:02 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Nachum

paging John Titor...


24 posted on 01/18/2011 12:51:02 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Nachum

When these “scientists” deliver me my anti-grav flying car, THEN they can start playing with time travel.


25 posted on 01/18/2011 12:52:46 PM PST by DManA
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To: GraceG

Yes...”The Welfare Clause shall not be construed in the 20th Century as a means for politicians to buy votes. Nor shall it be construed in the 20th Century as a means for erecting an unsustainable welfare state comprised of blood-sucking leeches.”

That should do it.


26 posted on 01/18/2011 12:56:45 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum
I watched this video a few times and I honestly don't know what to make of it.

Chaplins Time Traveler
27 posted on 01/18/2011 12:59:21 PM PST by domeika
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To: Nachum
As the late physicist John Wheeler pointed out: "Time Is What Prevents Everything From Happening At Once.."

I've always maintained that most UFOs are time travelers coming back to gawk at their primitive ancestors.

28 posted on 01/18/2011 1:00:22 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: CholeraJoe
You can’t say spooky any more. It’s racist. Denigrate is too.

And don't forget niggardly, the worst of all.

29 posted on 01/18/2011 1:00:55 PM PST by twister881
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To: gleeaikin
Oh great, another way for Morlocks to register and vote as Democrats.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

30 posted on 01/18/2011 1:03:16 PM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: Nachum
"In a sense, everyone and everything is time traveling, moving forward in time at a given rate."

The first three words of this sentence demonstrate how very ignorant we still are.

31 posted on 01/18/2011 1:16:45 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Average Al
Wow their chicken really is something! ;-)

It's the eleven herbs and Spice.


32 posted on 01/18/2011 1:17:11 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum
"everyone and everything is time traveling, moving forward in time at a given rate"

Yes. And that rate or speed is infinite. Here's why: The present--i.e. now--is an infinitely small moment, succeeded by another infinitely small moment, etc. In an infinitely small moment, the entire cosmos is in the past--is gone. And in an infinitely small moment of time the present is created and destroyed. In a real sense, we are traveling through time at the speed of infinity. The Hindu's are right.

33 posted on 01/18/2011 1:21:42 PM PST by Savage Beast ("The truth has no agenda..." -Surfer)
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To: stefanbatory

paging John Hutchinson (canadian)


34 posted on 01/18/2011 1:26:26 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: Nachum

So, if these guys get us stuck in some endless “Groundhog Day” loop, we all go find Olson and Ralph, right? Beating them senseless time and time again might get boring after a while, but we could do it in shifts.


35 posted on 01/18/2011 1:26:35 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum

Einstein’s remark was an objection to “spooky action-at-a-distance”. Mutilating it by omitting the -at-a-distance qualifier is just stupid.

Of course, Einstein’s objection turns out to have been wrong, as actually carrying out the EPR experiment showed, and worse still, one can’t get “local realism” because Bell’s Inequalities are violated in nature.


36 posted on 01/18/2011 1:26:44 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Charles Martel

Whoops! Edit to say: “Beating them senseless time and time again will NEVER get boring.”


37 posted on 01/18/2011 1:28:44 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Savage Beast
The present--i.e. now--is an infinitely small moment,

Not quite. It's a Planck scale time interval called a "Planck unit". It's the time required for light to travel 1 Planck length. Roughly 10-43 (10 to the minus forty third) seconds.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

38 posted on 01/18/2011 1:32:07 PM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: Nachum

Flux capacitor needed.


39 posted on 01/18/2011 1:38:26 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Red Badger

Wouldn’t that be: can you hear me then?


40 posted on 01/18/2011 1:45:35 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Vaquero

Spooky electron read for later. Thanks.


41 posted on 01/18/2011 1:48:20 PM PST by ColoCdn (Neco eos omnes, Deus suos agnoset)
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To: GraceG
I wanna time travel back to when the constitution was being written and write in there things to keep progressiveness out of it.

Why? The Constitution is ignored anyway.
42 posted on 01/18/2011 1:49:03 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Charles Martel

Apparently KFC has all kinds of secrets locked up.


43 posted on 01/18/2011 1:50:55 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Nachum
Aha, that explains this.


44 posted on 01/18/2011 1:57:20 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Nachum

Wondering if this is how John Titor did it....


45 posted on 01/18/2011 1:59:50 PM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: Nachum

Hmmm... last week Univ of Queensland was underwater from the floods in Brisbane. There’s something fishy to all this.


46 posted on 01/18/2011 2:23:19 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: CholeraJoe

kind of niggling isn’t it?


47 posted on 01/18/2011 2:23:45 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Nachum

>> In a sense, everyone and everything is time traveling, moving forward in time at a given rate.

Not to imply a universal time domain.


48 posted on 01/18/2011 2:26:22 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: theDentist

All equally important events to be sure.


49 posted on 01/18/2011 2:26:46 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: theDentist

All equally important events to be sure.


50 posted on 01/18/2011 2:26:56 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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