Monday, March 24, 2014

Quantum Communications @ FTL Speeds?!!

For the first time, physicists at the Institute for Quantum Computing  at the University of Waterloo have demonstrated what could be described as possible faster than light communication with  three entangled photons at three different locations and several hundreds of feet apart.

This shows quantum nonlocality for more than two entangled photons.  Whaaaaaaaa?  Well possible FTL comm  with more that just two nodes!!!  

You know this stuff is what Einstein called  "spooky action at a distance,". 

For those of you on a slippery slide as to what Nonlocality is really all about....check this out from the Science Daily blog article HERE
  • Nonlocality describes the ability of particles to instantaneously know about each other's state, even when separated by large distances. In the quantum world, this means it might be possible to transfer information instantaneously -- faster than the speed of light. This contravenes what Einstein called the "principle of local action," the rule that distant objects cannot have direct influence on one another, and that an object is directly influenced only by its immediate surroundings.
Oh you have GOT to check out this article people!  It is brilliant!

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