From: Krekoski Ross (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Feb 08 2009 - 20:56:12 MST
I see the article--
it's interesting, though I don't quite see how its a strong counter-argument
to the identity problem. The atoms themselves weren't teleported, only their
states. Since entanglement has been shown to be equally valid for mesonic
systems as well, there wasnt a complete teleportation of all information in
the matter itself.
On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Krekoski Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> I didnt claim any reluctance to be uploaded.
> Its fairly interesting if the complete state including entanglements was
> conserved, could you cite the passage that shows this?
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 1:54 AM, John K Clark <email@example.com>wrote:
>> On Sun, 8 Feb 2009 "Krekoski Ross"
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> > Since their quantum state is important in their
>> > configuration, and describing their state accurately
>> > is impossible without considering entanglement,
>> > doesnt it follow that they are not therefore the same?
>> You seem to be claiming that your reluctance to be uploaded is based on
>> rationality not superstition and it all has to do with the quantum state
>> of atoms; well let's see if that's really true. Just a few days ago in
>> the January 23 2009 issue of Science it was announced that an atom
>> (ytterbium in this case) was teleported Star Trek style for a distance
>> of one meter. They accomplished this feat by destroying the quantum
>> state of one atom and reestablishing the exact same state (complete with
>> quantum entanglements and anything else you care to name) in a ytterbium
>> atom one meter away.
>> So, assuming this experiment could be scaled up to accommodate a human
>> being could you now come up with a logical reason not to use it to
>> teleport to work every day? I can't.
>> John K Clark
>> John K Clark
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