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.

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