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You Need To Be Faster Than Light To Prove Einstein Wrong.

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Anyone who has ever taken the time to read Mein Weltbild (My World-view) Albert Einstein (1931), knows that Albert E was a lot more than just a gifted physicist. One person who would never be surprised If Einstein was wrong about quantum physics would be Einstein himself. He was a profoundly thoughtful and self-effacing man and I know he would be thrilled to learn that we are toying with the idea of faster than light communications.

A Brief Histiry of Quantum Mechanics

Physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, part of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, report that they sent quantum data concerning the spin state of an electron to another electron about 10 feet away.

The basic idea is that these electrons are “entangled” albeit at a distance and the effects, or meddling, experienced by one electron will be instantly reflected in the other, what Einstein called “Spooky actions at a distance”. He was unable to prove this activity by arguing that nothing could travel faster than the speed of light.

Well, even Einstein can make a mistake and thank goodness he did. These early experiments will lead to rapid advances in quantum computing where qubits can hold multiple states and computation can take place faster than the speed of light. In addition, we may be looking at data communication that outpaces light and will remove all latency in communications, at least in this solar system.

One day soon when we are enjoying instant holographic conversations between here and Mars without a single glitch you can thank Einstein for leaving the door open.


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Written by Jim McNiel

May 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

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