Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 22:24 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Today, the new Star Trek film has seen its official premiere here in The Netherlands tonight, and in honour of that, I figured an article on Space.com about the possibility of faster-than-light travel would make a good fit on OSNews. The article is quite technical, so bear with me on this one. I hope I get everything right.
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FTL, teleportation
by Bounty on Fri 8th May 2009 17:36 UTC
Bounty
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Quantum entanglement and all it's related properties were unheard of a couple of decades ago. Now we have access to spooky effects at a distance. Teleportation is possible now with single photons and now atoms, so do freak out when your children or grand children beam to school.

As for FTL, if you warp space, you're not really "traveling" FTL, not in local space. You can't compare speed from different mediums (spaces), that's cheating. I can run faster than your car if it's at the bottom of a lake, that doesn't allow me to honestly claim to be faster than a car. Or if I run with a long treadmill I still won't make the olympics. If I turn on a flashlight on the ship, the photons will zip right past me.

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