Some of the things out of the latest, greatest, and most well known sci-fi movies seem like they were taken right out of our wildest dreams and wishes. Scientists have made some of those fantasies a reality or working on it. The laws of physics is sometimes a very complicated thing to grasp and as moon walks seem like things of the past as we slowly watch our space program gasp on life support itself. Watching the scientific discoveries slowly trickle away from our country to others and having a much harder time competing with countries like China and Japan. The country has seemed to lose it focus when it comes to the sciences. As a young child I remember watching programs like, Mr. Wizard, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 3-2-1 contact, and Beyond 2000. All were science shows except for Star Trek but we really wished it was a science show instead of a science fiction show. Well some technology isn’t too far behind, although America is slowly falling behind on its research. It would be in the realm of quantum mechanics scientist have been slowly working on making, “beam me up Scotty,” a reality. Teleportation isn’t just in the realm of science fiction it is actually happening right now. Scientist has managed to beam photons from one point instantly to another over 60 miles away. You would think the country that sent the first men to the moon, that first to split the atom, the automobile, and ac power would have the record for teleportation right? Actually, it was a team of Chinese physicists that have held the record.
You may be sitting there, “wondering why this is important to you?” considering it is only on a small scale. This is why, because when this technology progresses enough and I assure you it will, we want to be on top. It will give a whole new meaning to a lot of things in your life. Practical applications will be in communications, computers, and almost any electronic device. It will allow a computer to have very few circuit connections which means faster computing speeds with less heat, as well as smaller designed hardware. It would make high speed internet look like dial up is to us now. Imagine instant buffering, downloads, loading websites, at the blink of an eye. Your computer turning on like your television and no longer needing a cable strung along to the DVR box or modem. To simplify what I’m speaking of, I will use the internet and fiber optics for an example because they use light to transmit information over a cable design and light is photons. Imagine if you took away that cable made it wireless essential. Although, unlike satellites, radio, or cell phones which still transmit a series of signals that have to travel through air which is comprised of matter, atoms and obstacles the light signal goes instantly from the source to your computer without having to actually physically travel the distance. That is truly amazing and will revolutionize the way our technology works today. I know I will be watch for stocks of companies researching this technology because it is going to make the internet boom look like a drop in the bucket.
This could put America back on top as a technology power house and an innovated country. It is important that we try to get back what was lost when the space race started after Russia launched Sputnix in 1957. That innovation that we took so much pride in as country weather it was the tallest building, longest bridge, putting a man on the moon, or the largest damn. None which we can proclaim is ours anymore solely or still a record we set today. There was excitement and interested in our science programs which brought us a lot of the technology we have today. All of that innovation and now we are being swept aside as other countries move in and pave the way for the next generation as we will wait for it to come to us versus inventing, building it and having it go to them from us.