May 4, 2016

The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn’t Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication

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Orzell’s response to Siegel’s blog about breaking quantum entanglement and slowing down quantum communications — Orzell highlights some of the problems with Siegel’s statement about how quantum entanglement can be broken via two opposing states. The problem with Siegel’s statement is not with the breaking of entanglement slows down quantum communications; Orzell’s concern is with the details that Siegel describes in how it happens is the problem according to Orzell. Orzell highlights that the 2 state’s that Siegel shares as details to why and how the breakage occurs are not close enough by definition to make the argument valid because one is only a measurement while the other is the actual changing of state followed by a measurement.

Quantum entanglement is one of the weirdest and coolest phenomena in physics, but it’s absolutely not a method for sending messages faster than light, for subtle and complicated reasons.

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