Meme Replications ERP and Time Travel

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    Hi Folks

    Replication is the first principle of producing a
    meme. The principle here is one which would allow a
    copy to breed, and to have selection of the result in
    such a way that "successful" copies can reproduce at a
    rate different (faster, more numerous, more
    faithfully) than "unsuccessful" copies.

    Teleportation is an interesting case. The "beam me up
    Scottie" devices would seem to operate on a similar
    principle. For instance, a body is scanned, the
    information is "beamed", and reassembled at its
    location. Such a device has been called a "murdering
    twin-maker" - and it is assumed that the original copy
    is disassembled in the scanning process, with an
    identical copy being made elsewhere.

    For a long time it has been assumed that such a
    replicator was impossible due to the Heisenberg
    Uncertainty Principle. To make an accurate copy would
    be a requirement to know both position and momentum of
    a particle at once, a violation of one of the most
    fundamental laws of Quantum Physics. But now a way
    has been found around the problem.

    In the 1930's Einstein proposed with Rosen and
    Polsudsky the ERP Theorem which seemed to violate the
    uncertainty principle. It proposed two interacting
    particles which separate. Once separate, measuring
    the momentum of one and the position of the other,
    should enable momentum AND position of BOTH to be
    inferred (hereby violating the Uncertainty Principle).
    Bell's theorem in the 1960s and Alain Aspect's
    experiment in the 1980s of the ERP Paradox, showed
    that the Hiesenberg Principle was maintained. This
    seems to suggest that when the position of particle A
    is measured, it communicates instantaneously ("faster
    than light"!) with particle B informing it that its
    momentum cannot be measured.

    Scientists at Bell Labs have found out a way to use
    this effect to create a teleportation process. Thus
    two interacting particles A and B separate, Particle
    A meets a third particle (C) which is to be copied and
    translocated. It is scanned and information on its
    position is beamed using the FTL (faster than light)
    ERP effect to the other particle. If position is
    beamed the ERP would carry the remaining (uncertainty)
    information to position D (a point on the trajectory
    of particle B. At point D particle A (the one to be
    trasported) is reassembled. Ergo - translocation and
    a new replicator is born.

    This new replicator is effect has now been confirmed.
    While translating large objects (eg Captain Kirk) has
    not occurred (the technology currently only transports
    atomic and sub-atomic particles at the moment), there
    is nothing in the approach that would make such a
    transportation system impossible (just the difficulty
    of scaling it up to large sizes).

    Not only does this discovery make the building of
    Quantum Computers a lot more closer, it also makes
    possible the reality of time travel (i.e. because the
    transport of information is FLT, in fact the ERP
    effect can send the information backwards in time,
    before the "disassembly" occurred. It brings Time
    Travel a whole lot closer - and I do not need to raise
    the point what can of worms that can open up. We
    could by this means send memes backwards in time to a
    time before they existed!



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