Posted by: drew | June 26, 2006

Quantum Entanglement, Telepathy, and Teleportation

Very interesting article at the California Literary Review on the subject of Quantum Entanglement, which has implications for many areas of science including instantaneous communications, unbreakable encryption, quantum computers, teleportation, and more.

Entanglement is a strange feature of quantum physics, the science of the very small. It’s possible to link together two quantum particles – photons of light or atoms, for example – in a special way that makes them effectively two parts of the same entity. You can then separate them as far as you like, and a change in one is instantly reflected in the other. This odd, faster than light link, is a fundamental aspect of quantum science – Erwin Schrödinger, who came up with the name “entanglement” called it “the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics.” Entanglement is fascinating in its own right, but what makes it really special are dramatic practical applications that have become apparent in the last few years.

Check out the article for the complete story. Yet another book to add to my Wish List.

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