The Truth About Teleportation in Today's Age

Is teleportation just a dream or a potential reality?
Loukia Papadopoulos

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Teleportation! It is the stuff of sci-fi movies and the dream of many people but is it really possible? Some people say yes but at the quantum level.

It is, however, a complicated matter since quantum mechanics forbids the teleportation of matter. Quantum ​information, on the other hand, is fluid and capable of teleportation.

Quantum teleportation refers to the transmission of the physical description information from a photon A to a photon B. As such, scientists could actually transform a photon B into a photon A, a sort of teleportation.

Since discovering this, researchers have been teleporting quantum information between particles across labs, cities, and in orbit. Quantum teleportation has even found its way into high-end cybersecurity.

After all, the ability to shuttle information between entangled particles could offer the strongest lock-and-key mechanism for exchanging secure information. You can’t tap a wire that does not exist.

So when will we see teleportation used for cybersecurity and when might it be used to actually teleport objects including humans? These are questions on all our minds and ones we seek to answer through this video.

So, we won't tell you any more here. Instead, we will let you watch this exciting and inspiring clip.

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