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.

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4 Responses to Teleportation

  1. Dragonmati says:

    Yeah when Teleportation comes around, Humanity will cease to have yet another great thing misunderstood… EFFORT!

  2. ChocoMooseMan says:

    Oh you know you’re just afraid of us switching bodies, or becoming some kind of two-headed monster. Just promise to keep to your side of the pillow at night.

  3. Keljeck says:

    Well, I’m more so afraid of blinkering out of existence, or dealing with things that weren’t meant to be dealt with, and have repercussions we wouldn’t understand.

    Burning coal is one thing, using a technicality in the laws of the universe is quite another.

  4. ChocoMooseMan says:

    Tim Tim Tim, everything at one point was not meant to be dealt with, look at lightning! You think Edison took that into consideration when he harnessed the power of electricity? No, and now you can write in your blog because of it. If you’re this jumpy about teleportation, how jumpy are you about the large hadron collider?

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