Teleportation: The Impossible Leap
An authoritative, entertaining examination of the ultimate thrill ride
Until recently the stuff of sci-fi fiction and Star Trek reruns, teleportation has become a reality-for subatomic particles at least. In this eye-opening book, science author David Darling follows the remarkable evolution of teleportation, visiting the key labs that have cradled this cutting-edge science and relating the all-too-human stories behind its birth. He ties in the fast emerging fields of cryptography and quantum computing, tackles some thorny philosophical questions (for instance, can a soul be teleported?), and asks when and how humans may be able to "beam up."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
Quantum mechanics meets Star Trek. Fascinating look at what is possible now, and what might become possible before too much longer. There's also a reasonably simple overview of quantum cryptography ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fpagan - LibraryThing
I wouldn't have thought a whole book should be devoted to the (real) phenomenon of teleporting quantum particles. A big chunk of it consists of a basic intro to quantum concepts and information theory ... Read full review