Mark Frauenfelder at 10:50 am Thu, Sep 6, 2012
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"Physicists at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have achieved quantum teleportation over a record distance of 143 km. The experiment is a major step towards satellite-based quantum communication."
Ah . . . this would explain the message finger-written message on my steamed-up bathroom mirror this morning:
SEND MESSAGE UNIV VIENNA CAUSALITY VIOLATED FABRIC OF SPACETIME IN DANGER STOP IMMEDIATELY
Information transmission is still limited to the speed of light (causality) which means that geostationary satellite latency will not be improved, so what specific benefit does this provide?
Robust cryptography (quantum cryptography).
“…satellite-based quantum communication”? No! No! No! It’s a teleporter! You don’t create the greatest invention in human history to teleport notes between satellites. It’s for teleporting people to other planets. Duh!
It’s for teleporting people to other planets.
Yeah, right. Teleportation will most likely be patented / copyrighted / trademarked for the exclusive use of the fast food delivery industry. Or possibly hookers and blow.
technology history would strongly suggest porn as the first use
Suddenly “quantum entanglement” takes on a whole new meaning.
Antinous, you reminded me of my cynical prediction that if a really great robot is ever created, it will be used for either sex or robot fight-to-the-death matches.
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