….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:
- 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.
- A 200 year life expectancy–but a lot more birth control
- Space colonization–cancel that birth control
- Making Pizza, beer and double bubble health foods–so we can live happily to 200
- Letting Flock off the island without destroying the universe–I still kind of like him
- Remember those hand held computers/datapads everybody had back in Star Wars…oh wait, (use that Jack Black voice again) Check!
- 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)
- An oil vacuum
- Mental telepathy
- A real live dinosaur island
- Personal spacecraft
- 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.
“Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve” –Jules Verne