archiv~1: Re: SETI ETI Quantum Communication]

Re: SETI ETI Quantum Communication]
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 10:37:49 EST

In a message dated 11/2/98 1:50:40 AM Eastern Standard Time,

> All the information is encoded the
> entanglement pair, so you must have information about both particles to
> decode the seemingly random stream of spins, polorizations, or what ever
> quantum atribute that you choose to use.

By your interpretation, there is no information transmitted faster than light.
But if the entanglement disentangles over FTL links, even though the
information to decode that fact travels at lightspeed, doesn't that imply a
FTL connection between the quantum particles? And if there is a FTL
connection, then I can forsee a FTL commununications link. Perhaps involving
entangled triplets, quadruplets, or something? Well, I don't mean to start a
big debate. I am out of my field. But isn't there some controversy among the
experts about this?

John Marcus.