Chinese scientists say they have "teleported" a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting 1,400km (870 miles) away.
Was going to post this in the science area, but hell no, far too significant to be put there. Star Trek is coming true.
Ok, perhaps getting ahead of myself now, but if the Chinese have done what they say they done and teleported a proton to a orbiting satellite, at some point in the future people will be teleported too, wouldn't they?
Very exciting, I wish I could be alive to see the day, but I fear its probably hundreds of years away yet before people could be teleported.
The actual science behind this goes over my head, but two particles are actually created at the same time but in different places, so its not teleportation in the traditional sense, as we know it. But if one particle is changed someone, that effects the other particle in the completely different location. Weird. Quantum entanglement, the scientists call it.
This may not be teleportation yet, but how about communication? Fast internet perhaps?