Quantum Teleportation with 90% Precision Is Possible

A fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head in the VP debate (see: The Shocking, Viral Star of Last Night’s Vice Presidential Debate? The Fly!)

The Fly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

Remember Jeff Goldblum’s character Seth Brundle say he was going to change the world? He was talking about teleportation, only a fly was caught in the ointment, literally.

Ever since Star Trek made teleportation a cool mode of transportation in the 60s, scientists have been dreaming about teleportation.

The dream is now one very tiny step closer to reality.

Led by Caltech, a collaborative team from Fermilab, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, Harvard University, the University of Calgary and AT&T have now successfully teleported qubits (basic units of quantum info) across almost 14 miles of fiber optic cables with 90 percent precision. This is because of quantum entanglement, the phenomenon in which quantum particles which are mysteriously “entangled” behave exactly the same even when far away from each other.

Long-distance quantum teleportation is now possible, meaning quantum internet

Important to note in the article that teleporting human beings is a long ways away, but science continues to try and solve the technology riddle to make this happen.