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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #112635 on: September 13, 2016, 02:34:51 am »

Quantum entanglement cannot communicate
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« Reply #112636 on: September 13, 2016, 02:38:32 am »

It's slightly less impossible than artificial gravity, especially the kind that doesn't let you arbitrarily tear holes in the fabric of reality, so there's that.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #112637 on: September 13, 2016, 02:44:24 am »

Forces that approximate artificial gravity are way easier than communication with entanglement (by which I mean infinitely, since centrifugal force exists in reference frames that matter for the conversation and quantum entanglement communication doesn't).

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« Reply #112638 on: September 13, 2016, 02:47:45 am »

Definitely a better way to convey my meaning is "Gravity manipulation". :V Sorry about that.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #112639 on: September 13, 2016, 02:54:41 am »

Technically still true since we don't know at the most basic level why gravity works, while we do know quantum entanglement doesn't carry information.
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« Reply #112640 on: September 13, 2016, 02:59:59 am »

...You know, I think I'd still say quantum entanglement communication is still harder, since we have no goddamn idea if artificial/antigravity is impossible
while we do know quantum entanglement doesn't carry information.

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« Reply #112641 on: September 13, 2016, 04:11:39 am »

I was under the impression it did, but not in a usable way.
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« Reply #112642 on: September 13, 2016, 04:20:56 am »

Temperature is already over 100F in my back garden. It's still morning. Admittedly, my thermometer is in the sun, but still.
Normal temperature this day of the year is 68F.
I can't find my behind. I think it has sweated off. Or maybe I'm sitting on it. Can't think clearly with these temperatures.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #112643 on: September 13, 2016, 04:22:21 am »

Temperature is already over 100F in my back garden. It's still morning. Admittedly, my thermometer is in the sun, but still.
Normal temperature this day of the year is 68F.
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« Reply #112644 on: September 13, 2016, 04:32:38 am »

Strange that you're so warm. I woke up very cold this morning.

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« Reply #112645 on: September 13, 2016, 04:34:27 am »

I was under the impression it did, but not in a usable way.

"Another particle somewhere is known to have an opposite state to this one's" doesn't actually count as information (it's no more information than knowing they were entangled, anyway).

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« Reply #112646 on: September 13, 2016, 05:05:41 am »

That's probably it, yeah.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #112647 on: September 13, 2016, 06:40:39 am »

I don't watch much American television so I'm not entirely sure if this is common.

I mean, the last time I saw something so ridiculous on television was a Japanese car commercial that used the intro song of an H-game.
It's more or less business as usual for entertainment news. I'd say in the US but as far as I know it's pretty standard for most countries.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #112648 on: September 13, 2016, 11:43:14 am »

I was under the impression it did, but not in a usable way.
"Another particle somewhere is known to have an opposite state to this one's" doesn't actually count as information (it's no more information than knowing they were entangled, anyway).
You can, however, use it as the ultimate way of verifying normally sent encrypted information (entangle two particles, keep a running measurement of them, and then send your measurement with the information along with a time stamp. It becomes literally impossible to falsify once the distance between the two ends gets long enough due to speed of light limitations).
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« Reply #112649 on: September 13, 2016, 03:24:38 pm »

I was under the impression it did, but not in a usable way.
"Another particle somewhere is known to have an opposite state to this one's" doesn't actually count as information (it's no more information than knowing they were entangled, anyway).
You can, however, use it as the ultimate way of verifying normally sent encrypted information (entangle two particles, keep a running measurement of them, and then send your measurement with the information along with a time stamp. It becomes literally impossible to falsify once the distance between the two ends gets long enough due to speed of light limitations).
Entanglement is also more information-dense than normal information transfer methods - iirc (number of qubits) = sqrt(number of bits) in terms of information content.
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