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Beam Me Cold, Scotty

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Fact: we already know how to teleport single ions of calcium and beryllium.

Fact: such “teleportation” means the transfer of quantum states between ion A and ion B, so that at the end of the transfer B becomes for all intents and purposes identical to what A was at the beginning of the transfer.

Fact: we already know how to make groups of atoms behave as one quantum entity, by cooling them very near absolute zero until they become a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC).

Vision: all we need to make Star-Trek-like teleportation a reality then, it’s finding a way to cool a person into a BEC, transfer its quantum state into just the right BEC far away, and then heat this back as the teleported copy of the original person.

In the meanwhile, let’s wait for a few confirmatory experiments…

Written by omnologos

2007/May/10 at 21:55:23

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  1. “all we need to make Star-Trek-like teleportation a reality then, it’s finding a way to cool a person into a BEC”

    Don’t count on me for the experiments: I like warm climates…

    Enzo

    2007/May/11 at 00:35:43


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