This is somewhat disconcerting.
Scientists have come a bit closer to achieving the “Star Trek” feat of teleportation.
No one is galaxy-hopping, or even beaming people around, but for the first time, information has been teleported between two separate atoms across a distance of a meter — about a yard.
This is a significant milestone in a field known as quantum information processing, said Christopher Monroe of the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland, who led the effort.
I’m not much of a science geek, so a lot of the article went over my head. But as far as I can gather from it, this breakthrough (and it is a laudable breakthrough) will primarily lead to a quantum computer, rather than, say, Star Trek teleportation. The quantum computer sounds cool, but teleportation confuses and frightens me. It opens up so many issues, and would appear to open up much danger. Luckly that’s so far away, if even possible.
But I can’t wait until 2030 when I can play holographic video games via my quantum console.