Beam Me Up Scotty
We’ve all said it many times, trying to get away from the current situation or experience, but, now, is it closer to reality as Scientists teleport two different objects? Nope, they are transporting information and a macroscopic atomic object containing thousands of billions of atoms. This is pretty cool, talk about being able to send info quickly, imagine being able to send your family that pic instantly from around the world.
Although teleportation is associated with the science-fiction series “Star Trek,” no one is likely to be beamed anywhere soon.
But the achievement of Polzik’s team, in collaboration with the theorist Ignacio Cirac of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, marks an advancement in the field of quantum information and computers, which could transmit and process information in a way that was impossible before.
“It is really about teleporting information from one site to another site. Quantum information is different from classical information in the sense that it cannot be measured. It has much higher information capacity and it cannot be eavesdropped on. The transmission of quantum information can be made unconditionally secure,” said Polzik whose research is reported in the journal Nature.
Secure and fast, I like it.