Saturday, January 21, 2006

Quantum Entanglement

I saw David Chalk in a seminar this week and one thing he spoke about was quantum entanglement. David says the gist of it is that they've figured a way a photon can be in two places at the same time. What does that mean, well TELLEPORTATION as in Startrek. I don't know how many of my friends actually watched Star Trek as kids but that used to be a regular Friday night event, watching Captain Kirk and his await team beam themselves all over the place. It used to be great fun to imagine all the possibilities of transporting yourself were ever you wanted to go. David told us to go home and google Quantum Entanglement and so I'm going to try and see if I can find a simple version that I actually understand... how exciting to think it's actually possible.

quantum entanglement slide show.

Okay I read about 50% of this slide show and then I maybe retained about 20% of it. I'm going to have to read it again so at least I can fire a few questions at all the science engineer people I know and see what they think.

2 comments:

Green Squiggly said...

it's called the "away team" cause they are away from the ship. And team because they work together i guess.

Anonymous said...

Wow I can't believe I've thought it was an await team my entire life, that's hilarious. :)