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Quantum Entanglement

July 12, 2002

Quantum Entanglement is a quite fascinating principle of quantum mechanics which allows instantaneous communication between entangled particles. According to the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox if two particles interact, they become correlated in such a manner that by measuring the position of one particle the wave function of the other will be in a definite position state, regardless of the spatial separation, and that this is instantaneous. In other words, the two particles will always have equal but opposite spins, creating a net spin of zero, and that this will occur despite the particles being any distance apart, even infinite.

Quantum Entanglement is the basis for Quantum Computing. By using spin along the vertical axis to designate 1 and spin on the horizontal axis to designate 0, entangled particles can be manipulated to instantaneously communicate binary code. All that is needed is to spin a group of particles in the opposite direction to the information you are communicating, and their paired particles will contain the desired binary code. Since all digital information is ultimately converted to binary numbers, any digital information can be communicated this way; voice, video, data, etc.

Of course, if they created a three-way link, the data could be communicated directly rather than using opposite digits. A tri-link would require the middle conversion particle to be entangled with two particles; the outer particles would cause the opposite spin on the conversion particle, which would then cause the original spin to occur on the other outer particle. This tri-link would also allow for teleportation by using it for replication of form, rather than communication.

One problem with the Quantum theory is that the axis of spin of a particle is only a probability until it is measured. Similar to the theory within my article entitled "How Come Existence?", every possibility exists for every particle until it interacts with matter or radiation. This still allows for the observation of the spin of the sending particle and the receiving particle can be assumed to have an opposite spin. But how can the spin of the receiving particle be determined without affecting its rotation, if its spin is only a probability until observed. In order to be useful the entangled particles will be relatively far apart, so how would you determine when to measure the spin. If you measure the spin before the information is sent from the particle's twin, then you will be determining the spin of both particles, losing any usefulness.

A couple other interesting potentials for entangled particles are communication and teleportation through time. Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity allows for time dilation, which is basically a time differential between a stationary observer and a moving observer. Communication through time would be possible based on this time dilation, by accelerating one half of the entangled pair, then returning it to stationary. Teleportation would require a third entangled particle as stated above.

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