Quantum Entanglement telegraph

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jedion357
August 10, 2015 - 7:44am
http://m.livescience.com/28550-how-quantum-entanglement-works-infographic.html Would you use a quantum entanglement telegraph as a new tech in the frontier or as an alien artifact?
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rattraveller
August 10, 2015 - 5:32pm
Follow this: one of the basis of quantum physics is Schrodinger's Cat Paradox. Cat in box with radioactivity and poison and such. Wait, open box and see what happened to cat. Quantum Physics says all possibilities happened to cat but you only observed one. BUT you can expect all.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Since quantum physics tells me I can expect different results then quantum physics is insanity.

To answer your question probably in a Cthulu game maybe in an SF game if the players pressed me for an explanation of how the teleporter works.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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jedion357
August 11, 2015 - 9:14am
Well if they can create entangled photons and the second one changes charge automatically when first has its charge change then in effect you have FTL communication albeit at the speed of Morse code but transmission is effectively instantaneous. To me this is cool even if I can't explain quantum physics. My question is would a hypothetical quantum telegraph be more palatable if it was new tech from a mega corp or if it was a set  of artifacts from an alien species like Tetrarchs or similar?
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TerlObar
August 11, 2015 - 2:52pm
I'd go new tech from MegaCorps, probably.  It would be a step up in transmission speed from the current subspace radio but the bandwidht would be initially very low.
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jedion357
August 12, 2015 - 5:25am
I imagine a device a device such as this has a constant power requirement so that would be one draw back. It would be ideal to equip a ship with one end of the telegraph and have the other at home base. Thinking about my Cassidine Jones project: the eorna exploration ships sent out a millennia ago were equipped with a quantum telegraph and one of those ships visited the Timeon system where it suffered a mishap. The last survivors of the crew tried to jury rig a crystalline solar energy collector to the quantum telegraph to keep in going and call home for help. Help never came and surviving crew died. The two ends of the telegraph have survived all this time and the eorna were the seed for the wypongs worshiping "sky gods"
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jedion357
August 12, 2015 - 5:34am
The opening act of the Cassidine Jones adventure would lead to the Discovery of this artifact but know one knows what's it for. Later scientist in the frontier will reverse engineer this tech. However, CJ will be triggered on the Raiders of Volturnus adventure when a survivor of the First Volturnus Survey team discovers and uses the telegraph in the ruins of Volkos. The Timeon telegraph suddenly starts flashing while its being studied and eventually someone realizes its Morse code. This would lead the CJ team to try to look into Volturnus and Zebulon since a working quantum telegram would be a big Discovery.
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jedion357
August 12, 2015 - 5:39am
The new tech/ mega corp angle would be post SW2 so as to not change the timeline too much. There could even be a corporate conflict over ownership of the patent on this device with one corp asserting its theirs and another asserting no the invention is 1000s of years old and can't be patented by the other megacorp. 
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