London, June 30 (MNN) – Breaking a new, safe, easy and fresh way forward for the blogosphere, Maurizio Morabito, the green, environmental author of the blog Omnologos, is revealing the tricks and secrets “to get some ink in the general audience media” and to help “put your release at the top of the search engines“.
Fact: we already know how to teleport single ions of calcium and beryllium.
Fact: such “teleportation” means the transfer of quantum states between ion A and ion B, so that at the end of the transfer B becomes for all intents and purposes identical to what A was at the beginning of the transfer.
Fact: we already know how to make groups of atoms behave as one quantum entity, by cooling them very near absolute zero until they become a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC).
Vision: all we need to make Star-Trek-like teleportation a reality then, it’s finding a way to cool a person into a BEC, transfer its quantum state into just the right BEC far away, and then heat this back as the teleported copy of the original person.
In the meanwhile, let’s wait for a few confirmatory experiments…
Familiarize yourself with this word: Epigenetics
It basically says you’re not just the product of your genes. Or even of your genes and your environment
Your mother may have cuddled you early on out of trouble (on deep into it) for the rest of your life (as reported on The Economist [subscription may be necessary])
Theoretically, your great-grandmother (or much less likely, great-grandfather) may have been exposed to something that slightly changed their cells’ environment, and you are now paying the consequences…even without any changes to your genes
But that is nothing compared to the possibilities that may open if epigenetics is well understood. We could soon get tumors switched off with a relatively simple cellular-level intervention, rather than cumbersome DNA modifications
And by simply changing a few chemicals in a just-fertilized human egg, we will be able to program a genius as the identical twin of a fool