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Re: Fwd: Quantum device brings end to the "World Wide Wait"
-----Original Message----- From: Jan Koum <[email protected]> To: Alex "Mr. Worf" Yuriev <[email protected]> Cc: [email protected] <[email protected]>; [email protected] <[email protected]> Subject: Re: Fwd: Quantum device brings end to the "World Wide Wait" > > Quick note. Dr. Mas Karud, if read backwards is: Durak sam. Which >means "you are a fool" in Russian. Hmm... > Alex, Vadim, you should have noticed :) I can add only some information, that some side effects were used for new announced service in Moscow - teleportation from Moscow to Bay Area http://www.online.ru/itp/ . Unfortunately it could work only one direction :-( It isn't not first such service here. Vadim was one of the first volunteers a few years ago... Dmitri Bourkov > >-- Yan > >Jan Koum [email protected] | "Turn up the lights; I don't want >www.FreeBSD.org -- The Power to Serve | to go home in the dark." > >On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Alex "Mr. Worf" Yuriev wrote: > >> >>On Wed, 1 Apr 1998 [email protected] wrote: >> >>Happy fools day :) >> >>Alex >> >> >>> Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 00:49:46 -0800 (PST) >>> From: [email protected] >>> To: [email protected], [email protected] >>> Subject: Fwd: Quantum device brings end to the "World Wide Wait" >>> >>> Copied without permission from CNN web site. >>> >>> Time to close the shop? >>> >>> --vadim >>> >>> >>> Quantum device brings end to the >>> "World Wide Wait" >>> >>> April 1, 1998 >>> Web posted at 1:02 a.m. EST (0602 GMT) >>> >>> >>> NEW JERSEY (CNN) - A major technological breakthrough was announced today >>> by the research division of the leading telecommunication equipment manufacturer, >>> Lucent Technologies. The invention by Bell Laboratories scientist Dr. Mas Karud >>> makes existing communication equipment obsolete by providing a technique for >>> distance-insensitive instaneous communication. >>> >>> "The possibility of such instaneous communication was accepted by scientific >>> community for a long time" says Dr. Karud. "The device we demonstrated today >>> exploits the quantum phenomenon known as Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox". >>> However, putting the quantum-based technique to practial use has proved elusive. >>> Dr. Kurad spent more than 10 years in search of ways to compensate for the inherent >>> unpredictability of quantum systems and slow down decay of the "wave function". >>> >>> The device demonstrated by Lucent allows simulatneous interference-free communication >>> of at least ten billion of "stations" at speeds exceeding several billion bits >>> per second, or at least a million times faster than the modems commonly used to >>> access Internet. The most intriguing feature, however, is the absense of delays >>> and dissipation of signal with the distance. Dr. Karud explains that the quantum >>> wave functions "collapse" instaneously, seemingly violating one of the main >>> postulates of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The paradoxial nature of >>> such instaneous "collapse" discovered by Einstein made him to declare the quantum >>> mechanics invalid. However, the later research confirmed the basic principles >>> of quantum mechanics, making it one of the most important parts of the modern >>> science. >>> >>> The announcement marks the beginning of the revolution in telecommunications, >>> declares Lucent. The entire industries of fiber optic and radio communications >>> are made obsolete by the amazing device. There's no longer any need to "route" >>> data and voice packets through many "switches" or "routers', since the users >>> will be able to communicate directly. "This is the end of the era of tyranny of >>> telecom dinosaurs" says Don Huboldt, telecom analyst at Wessels, Arnold & Heiss. >>> The shares of AT&T Corp. (T) were down 12-3/4, to 51-1/2, on the news of the >>> announcement, promting highly volatile trading in the entire telecom sector. >>> >>> Vice President Al Gore congratulated the Bell Laboratories team in a telephone >>> call following the annoncement. "This is the best example of how steadfast commitment >>> of United States Goverment to supporting scientific research and education pays back >>> by making American nation the leader in innovation and technology" said Mr. Gore. >>> >>> However, not everybody welcomed the news. The most outspoken was John Chambers, >>> the CEO of the Internet routing equipment vendor, Cisco Systems (CSCO). At the >>> hastily assembled press-conference he said that "it is time to close the >>> shop" for Internet router vendors. Representatives of 3Com Corp, Accend >>> Communications and Bay Networks declined to comment. >>> >>> Shares of Lucent Technologies (LU) finished up 25-3/8 to 150-1/4 at Tuesday's >>> close. >>> >> >> > >