To: Future Snake Eater
Quantum teleportation has already been accomplished (instantaneous communication) in lab settings across a 100+ mile distance.
The implications for use in space communications are enormous. After all, even the moon is some 1.3 light seconds away which isn't a huge distance but beyond that, instant communication would be a big leap. Gotta figure, the mars rovers move a few feet at a time for a reason. Instant communications would radically change the way even our robotic missions are conducted. Such instant communications may have saved many of the lost mars missions.
The New Horizons craft is a touch over 3 hours and 7 light minutes out (one way)
posted on 06/30/2012 8:00:36 AM PDT
(What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
“The implications for use in space communications are enormous.”
Quantum physics dictates that tricks like quantum teleportation, entanglement, etc can’t transmit information faster than the speed of light.
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