The dual behavior of matter also gives rise to another interpretation, now termed as quantum teleportation. Teleportation can be described as the transfer of an electron—as particle, wave, or even both—from one locality to another without passing through the space in between. William J. Chevalier (2011) described it as “the process of making a subatomic particle’s physical state vanish from one place and appear in another…”
This is the principle behind the TV series Star Trek, where people are beamed from one enclosed chamber into another chamber located elsewhere in space.
The process involves dematerializing one particle at a given point in space and reconstructing it to another location, carrying with it the same information it had before the reconfiguration. C. H. Bennett, et al. (1993), in their seminal paper “Teleporting an Unknown Quantum State via Dual Classical and Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Channels,” first started demonstrating this with single photons, later extending this to other material systems like atoms and ions.
Several experiments have already been performed in many laboratories across the globe proving that quantum teleportation is indeed possible. Scientists have teleported quantum bits through more than a mile long of fiber-optic wire and these experiments “have demonstrated that teleportation works in the kinds of real-life conditions that are found in telecom applications.” The latest record distance reported is 143 km. or 89 miles (Stefan Lovgren).
QUANTUM TELEPORTATION REGARDLESS OF DISTANCE
October 6, 2016
IN THE NEAR FUTURE, SCIENCE COULD ALREADY BE TRANSPORTING OBJECTS AND HUMANS. RUSSIA ANNOUNCED IT COULD DO THIS BY 2030.
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"Quantum teleportation is a term used to describe the instantaneous transference of properties from one quantum system to another without physical contact, which is an essential facet of quantum jumping."
"A team of physicists has proposed a way of teleporting energy over long distances. The technique, which is purely theoretical at this point, takes advantage of the strange quantum phenomenon of entanglement where two particles share the same existence.
"The researchers, who work out of Tohoku University in Japan, and led by Masahiro Hotta, describe their proposal in the latest edition of Physical Review A. Their system exploits properties of squeezed light or vacuum states that should allow for the teleportation of information about an energy state. In turn, this teleported quantum energy could be made useable.
"Unlike teleportation schemes as portrayed in Star Trek or The Fly, this type of teleportation describes entanglement experiments in which two entangled particles are joined despite no apparent connection between them. When a change happens to one particle, the same change happens to the other. Hence, the impression of teleportation. Physicists have conducted experiments using light, matter, and now, energy."