Russia allocates $2.1 trillion to develop teleportation by 2035

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In early February, the confirmation by Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory scientists of discovery of gravitational waves sparked renewed interest in time travel. Russia is eyeing the development of travel from one place to another without the need to travel through space in between.

Telegraph reports that Russia is allocating US$2.1 trillion (A$2.72 trillion) to develop the cybernetics market by 2035. It would include the development of a Russian computer programming language, secure cybernetic communications, quantum computing and neural interfaces involving direct connection between computers and human brains.

The research programme, backed by Kremlin, aims to make teleportation technology, similar to Captain Kirk’s transporter in “Star Trek,” a reality. Alexander Galitsky, prominent investor in Russia’s technology sector, reveals that at the molecular level, there have been successful experiments on teleportation at Stanford University.

At the Delft University of Technology in The Netherland, scientists showed for the first time in 2014 information encoded into sub-atomic particles could be teleported between two points three metres apart with 100 percent reliability, reports The Telegraph.

Professor Ronald Hanson, from the university, points out nothing in the law of physics prevents the teleportation of large objects, including humans. He explains, “What we are teleporting is the state of a particle … 'If you believe we are nothing more than a collection of atoms strung together in a particular way, then in principle it should be possible to teleport ourselves from one place to another.”

While in practice now it is unlikely, Hanson says to say it can never work is very dangerous. He adds, “I would not rule it out because there's no fundamental law of physics preventing it,” although the professor concedes if it happens, it would be far in the future.

Galitsky admits much of the teleportation technology now was drawn from science fiction movies 20 years ago.

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