Prepare Our Feeble Minds…

….For they are about to be b-lownnn. (You need to channel the voice of Jack Black while reading that title, fyi).

Quote of the Day:

Researchers were also able to maintain the fidelity of the long-distance teleportation at 89 percent— decent enough for information, but still dangerous for the whole-body human teleportation that we’re all looking forward to. –Casey Johnston, author of the article linked below

One day our descendants will look back upon us, assuming we don’t destroy the world before they get a chance, and marvel at our backwardness and technological ignorance. And some researcher might turn up this article and laugh at how little we understood what the human race could achieve. Read and be amazed.

I know most of y’all won’t click so read the QOTD above and simply know that scientists have recently made a significant breakthrough in the quest to teleport. Actually, they call it “quantum teleportation.” They entangled photons and ions and teleported them ten miles. I have virtually zero understanding of what exactly that means, except that it is the first step on the road to “beam me up Scotty.” It blows my feeble mind to consider this will one day be possible.

And to make this a true TBU post, here’s my list of scientific advancements I have heretofore considered impossible, fanciful and unattainable that I now am hoping to see progress on:

  1. Time travel–There was a spate of articles about Stephen Hawking’s theories on the subject a few weeks ago. They will blow your mind too. It actually makes sense.
  2. A 200 year life expectancy–but a lot more birth control
  3. Space colonization–cancel that birth control
  4. Making Pizza, beer and double bubble health foods–so we can live happily to 200
  5. Letting Flock off the island without destroying the universe–I still kind of like him
  6. Remember those hand held computers/datapads everybody had back in Star Wars…oh wait, (use that Jack Black voice again) Check!
  7. Mass two-way audible communication with God–yeah, this goal didn’t work out so well in Babel, but that was Old Testament God (you know what, go back and start over and read the whole post with Jack Black narraratin’ in your head)
  8. An oil vacuum
  9. Mental telepathy
  10. A real live dinosaur island
  11. Personal spacecraft
  12. Getting that teleportation number up a bit more from 89%. But less than 100%. If they can figure out how to isolate which part doesn’t travel, I wouldn’t mind teleportin’ with a little less around the middle. As for now, I find today’s QOTD worthy of a digressive blank stare whilst being otherwise mind blown.

Bonus QOTD

“Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve” –Jules Verne

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About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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9 Responses to Prepare Our Feeble Minds…

  1. Mac says:

    I saw this article today. Weird. Anywho, I found it equally interesting and confusing. I am not sure I have ever been so excited over something I didn’t fully understand!

  2. Mac, you probably also saw the article where another group of scientists just created a synthetic cell. These people working on near inconceivable projects are incredible. I wish some of them would work on a cancer cure, autism, etc in their spare time.

  3. sweet says:

    There’s a cure out there but it would be bad for business if it was let out

  4. smilyj says:

    Xray glasses. Or the ability to make yourself very tiny.

  5. Mac says:

    Smily, jumping in cold water accomplishes that for us fellas.

  6. Mac says:

    Related topic to your comments TB. And sweets black helicopter nature will like it too.
    http://www.singularitytracker.com/

  7. That’s pretty mind blowin’ Mac

    • Gowtham says:

      Doug, I’m glad you linked the Progressive story. I’m a trial laweyr, conservative, and fan of your blog. This story about Progressive’s tactics is representative of what I deal with day in and day out. Progressive is one of the worst carriers to deal with. Simply put, they’ll employ any tactic to discourage you, delay, and never offer a fair settlement, ever. If there is a possibility a jury can be misled and decide a case improperly, Progressive is more than happy to try the case. Their offers are always less than what a reasonable jury would award. But it takes money to take cases to trial, and my client’s have to reimburse me for those costs out of an award, so we analyze whether to settle closely. The laweyrs Progressive typically hires in my area are masters at billing and manipulation. Progressive will seemingly pay anything to defend against paying fair value.I would like to see conservatives recognize our civil justice jury system is a beautiful thing and unlike any other in the world. Unfortunately, many conservatives have automatic negative feelings about trial laweyrs and automatic positive feelings about insurance carriers. I pray you never know anyone who has to pursue a legitimate claim arising out a tragic matter because you will see how they are torn apart, emotionally, by insurance industry laweyrs. I left the insurance industry because I was disgusted with it. I’m very happy now.

    • Yeah, that’s the ticket, sir or ma’am

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