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Fwd: SETI ETI Quantum Communication
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Subject: Re: SETI ETI Quantum Communication
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 18:42:06 EST
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In a message dated 10/30/98 10:33:56 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> Once again, someone stuff me back in my place here if I am wrong, BUT...
> I believe that this "quantum teleportation" would not transmitt any faster
> or farther than normal RF communications. Light is just another form of
> radiation. It travels through a medium at the speed of light for that
> medium. The method used to transfer the information for the object (its
> properties) was a laser. Thus, the limitations of the range and speed for
> transfering that object are those of the laser (light).

No, RJ, I believe that you are incorrect on this one. One of the strange
things about quantum particles is their ability to stay connected at seemingly
large distances. Bell's theorem would possibly allow faster than light
communication by exploiting quantum particle effects.

Not a physicist, but that's my interpretation.

John Marcus.