23 June 2016
A Russia-backed research programme is seeking to make the kind of teleportation technology seen in the science fiction movie, Star Trek a reality.
A proposed multi-trillion pound strategic development programme drawn up for Russian President, Vladimir Putin will attempt to develop teleportation by the year 2035.
While the possibility of achieving all this seems far-fetched, we would do well to remember that most of the technology in use today were only decades ago seen only in science fiction movies.
The teleportation technology is listed in the National Technological Initiative, a state-sponsored strategic development plan designed pour investment into research and development sector in a number of key sectors.
A $2.1 trillion (£1.4 trillion) “road map” has been drawn up for the development of the cybernetics market to 2035.
It consists of developing a Russian computer programming language, secure cybernetic communications, quantum computing, and neural interfaces (direct connections between computers and human brains).
“It sounds fantastical today, but there have been successful experiments at Stanford at the molecular level,” Alexander Galitsky, a prominent investor in the country’s technology sector, told Russia’s Kommersant daily on Wednesday. “Much of the tech we have today was drawn from science fiction films 20 years ago.”
In the past, some actual headway had been made in the pursuance of the teleportation goal, proving that it is not totally unachievable.
In 2014, scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands showed for the first time that it was possible to teleport information encoded into sub-atomic particles between two points three metres apart.
With Putin’s approval, Russia’s vibrant IT talents, the taming of space just may be coming sooner than we thought.
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