HST's Dead Carcass: So, I don't have to worry about rush hour anymore?/should probably RTFA
slayer199: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]
Quantum Apostrophe: We sure are getting good at this whole information thing. But we still fly turbofans on aluminum alloy airplanes.
Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 799x342][i291.photobucket.com image 320x320]The sounds those things made scarred me for LIFE!
Cybernetic: Unfortunately, the data turned inside out. And explodedWell, they've only done this once before./Safety not guaranteed.
CheetahOlivetti: I love this thread already.
Mad_Radhu: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 799x342][i291.photobucket.com image 320x320]The sounds those things made scarred me for LIFE!Of course the most disturbing part is the question of what happens from your point of view when you get transported. You'd think that from your POV, you die instantly as you are torn apart on a atomic level and that the person that is reconstituted on the other end only think they are you because they have all of your memories. There'd just be no way to know what happens from a person's perspective.
liam76: About time they got cracking on that ansible thing.
Felgraf: liam76: About time they got cracking on that ansible thing.If I recall correctly, quantum teleportation is still limited by c.The problem with the ansible is that (if I'm remembering my quantum right: It's been 2 years since graduate quantum), when you entangle to particles-measuring one causes the *wave function* of the other to collapse: but you cannot control *how* it does so. (That is, I can measure an entangled particle and go "aha! This one has momentum X.. sot he other must have momentum -X, and its wave function has now collapsed! But I cannot go "I will ADD momentum X to my particle, causing the other to have momentum -X!")Now, you might go "Wait! But if we can choose to collapse some wave functions, but not others, we could still use that as the basis for sending ones and zeroes!"But, again, that doesn't quite work: because (again, I'm pretty sure I'm remembering this right), you cannot measure to see if the waveform has collapsed yet. . I *think*. I definately recall a lecture explaining why the ansible couldn't work, but I admit I may be getting the details a bit wrong. =/.
TuteTibiImperes: Quantum Apostrophe: We sure are getting good at this whole information thing. But we still fly turbofans on aluminum alloy airplanes.Hey, NASA almost got a scramjet working not too long ago.
Carousel Beast: Isn't this where you remind us that nothing useful ever came out of space exploration or technology? Because they seem to be going down that path.
Carousel Beast: And we don't live 1,000 years, either.
Somaticasual: A serious question for more quantumly-inclined farkers: Wouldn't heisenberg's uncertainty principle basically prevent the disassembly and reassembly concept of teleportation? Either that, or you're reassembling someone who's going to be immediately at absolute zero (from a lack of molecular movement, because if you can find the position you can't find the momentum, therefore everything assembles at zero motion)?
Jument: Sadly yeah, teleportation is almost certainly completely impossible. To reconstitute a brain you would have to reconstitute not only the cells but electrical charges and stuff. I hate to say never but it's never going to happen. You could jump through a wormhole or pop into hyperspace, of course. Much easier than true teleportation.
Funzo: The RIAA is already claiming this has cost them $2 billion.
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