Teleportation - Quantum Theory

Are we really one step closer to achieving teleportation?

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Most of us have seen the science fiction series Star Trek and would be familiar with their concept of teleportation in which characters are ‘beamed’ off the ship to another spacecraft or to the surface of a planet.  While Star Trek is just movie, some of the concepts presented in the movie may not be science fiction after all. Some of the advanced technology that had been thought up for the series has now been implemented, while others, such as ‘warp drive’ are already under development.  Could it be that teleportation is next?

Teleportation is a process where a material object is de-materialized, converted to energy and then re-materialized in a different place. We could say that it is a combination of telecommunications and transportation. While the idea may sound far-fetched, researchers all around have already been working on developing the concept for more than a decade.  In 1993, an international group of six scientists confirmed that perfect teleportation is indeed possible in principle and teleportation has already been achieved with photons, light fields, nuclear spins, and trapped ions.

Recently, scientists of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) have come another step closer to building a quantum computer by teleporting bits of information across a computer chip. Of course, it is a far cry from beaming humans across the planet, but it is certainly a step in the right direction. Quantum teleportation is currently the only known way that teleportation could be successful because it allows the exact state of an atom or photon to be transmitted in the exact form from one location to another.

In their experiment, the scientists used the entanglement property of quantum physics where two particles can form a connection and any interaction with one particle affects the other even if they are separated by great distances. Using this property the Swiss scientists managed to repeatedly teleport information.

In ancient texts ,teleportation was an ability that some Gods had, using ancient devices. Of course these references are in fact considered myth and legend, but history has shown us examples of many myths that were later proven true. Could it be that an advanced race that came before us has already developed this technology? If so, perhaps we are not too far behind them.

By John Black

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