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Now This, Will be Impressive
Well it will be if they succeed.
Scientists have now started experimenting with quantum physics. In a previous bilocation experiment, they were able to see a sliver fluctuate the distance of a single atom’s nucleus. See: http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/29110
Now, they say they are ready to try an experiment far more ambitious.
They are going to try to make a visible glass object exist in two places at the same time.
They believe that if they are able to do this, whatever happens to one object, the exact same will happen to the other.
If they are successful, it will certainly be one for the history books.
As quantum mechanics goes, this will be easily as big as the double slit experiment. See:
Star Trek's Transporter
This could be compared to being something similar to a transporter in “Star Trek”.
Once again, if successful, even over this short distance, they believe that the same principle could be used even over light years of distance.
It is thought that: if information is put on one computer, it will instantly appear on a next computer, even if they are in no way connected.
If correctly utilized, it is believed that information transfers inside computers could also be instantaneous.
Supposedly, this technology is being developed for telecommunication purposes. I however, would be interested in who was actually funding these experiments, as I am sure that the possible military uses for this technology has not been overlooked.
That having been said does not take away the fact that this is truly a very ambitious experiment and if successful, will be very impressive.
I wish them the best and look forward to quantum physics taking the lead in the scientific arena.
In my opinion, a success here could signify changes that could be compared with those at the introduction of electricity.