Schrödinger’s Cat-Box Reaches Record Size

Hey guys! Check this out! We’ve invented a primitive Ansible! Was so excited I just had to share!

Physics and Art

A new distance record has been set for entangled communications. Entanglement is what Einstein referred to as “spooky action at a distance.” When two quantum particles are entangled, their states are then paired. An action on one particle will immediately affect the other, regardless of how far they are separated. If it occurs to you that this can result in a violation of the speed of light, then you’ll understand why Einstein was so perplexed by it. Nevertheless, entanglement does exist and we have to deal with it.

Well a new article in Science demonstrates satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs to places on Earth separated by 1203 kilometers. This breaks the old record by an order of magnitude! This is especially interesting to me because my novel, The Last Butterfly, proposes a far-future consequence of entanglement over very large distances. I guess it just goes to show that…

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2 thoughts on “Schrödinger’s Cat-Box Reaches Record Size

    1. I agree! I am using a similar technology in my upcoming sci-fi novel The Cloud, and it plays a major role, though it isn’t the center of the story. I also wrote about such a thing as a focus for a short story called “Three Minute Delay” which I haven’t found a home for yet.

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