----- Original Message -----From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Carol Cates ParkerSent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:45 AMSubject: Re: Warning//Quantum Mechanics/ /way off topicIt reminds one of a story that a comic (was his name Steven Reich?) once made. He related putting instant coffee in his microwave and almost going back in time.----- Original Message -----From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Rickard A. ParkerSent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:25 PMSubject: Re: Warning//Quantum Mechanics/ /way off topicIt is impossible to travel faster than light, and certainly
not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
Forget speeds faster than light. How about faster than simultaneous?
"Backward research goes forward"
Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 8:41 PM by Alan Boyle
University of Washington physicist (and science-fiction author) John
Cramer is moving forward with his experiment in backward causality,
thanks in part to tens of thousands of dollars in contributions sent
in by his fans. Although Cramer emphasizes that his lab is looking at
'nonlocal quantum communication' rather than backward time travel per
se, the gadgetry he's assembling could settle a controversy
surrounding a seemingly faster-than-light effect that Albert Einstein
thought was downright spooky.
Read the middle of the article at
Cramer, who is the author of two science-fiction novels and a regular
columnist for Analog magazine, said the experiment represents "a rare
opportunity to push the envelope of quantum mechanics." No matter how
it turns out, the results will be put to good use, he said.
"If this experiment we're doing works, then I will follow up and push
it as hard as possible. And if it doesn't work, I will write a
science-fiction novel where it does work," he said. "It's a win-win
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