I feel tremendously fortunate to be alive during a pivotal time in history in which many quantum behaviors long presumed to only be observable at the quantum level are being witnessed on a human-viewable scale.
A huge breakthrough occurred in November 2012, when a team of scientists led by Xiao-Hui Bao at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei reported the first ever successful teleportation between two macroscopic objects–bundles of rubidium atoms–across a distance of almost 150 meters, using entangled photons to transmit information that remained stable for just 100 microseconds.
In the field of quantum biology, some scientists including Dr. Luca Turin of the Fleming Institute in Greece suspect that many of the processes we’ve known about for years may have at their very heart a quantum basis. As a matter of fact, one leading possible example of quantum teleportation in the field of biology is as close as the nose on your face! According to the quantum tunneling explanation, smell molecules wiggle and vibrate in such a way that electrons in the olfactory receptors in our noses disappear on one side of a smell molecule and reappear on the other. This idea of quantum smelling has been gaining ground recently, since it explains why molecules that include sulphur and hydrogen atoms bonded together can take a wide variety of shapes, yet no matter which way these molecules combine, our nose scent receptors invariably register that familiar rotten egg smell every time. Dr. Turin explains, “If you look from the standpoint of an alternative theory–that what determines the smell of a molecule is the vibrations–the sulphur-hydrogen mystery becomes absolutely clear.” When energy of just the right frequency causes collections of atoms to vibrate, these spring-like collections of atoms vibrate every time an electron in a particular “smelly” molecule jumps or tunnels across the receptor, depositing a quantum of energy as it does so into one of the molecule’s bonds, which sets the springy group of atoms in that molecule vibrating.
While progress in quantum physics and quantum biology laboratories moves steadily forward, it seems we may still have a wait before we see anything like William Shatner playing Captain Kirk on Star Trek, saying this famous line into his communicator, “Kirk to Enterprise. Beam us up, Scotty.”
Historical Accounts of Teleportation
On October 24, 1593, Gil Pérez was on duty working as a palace guard in Manilla in the Philippines the day after he’d received word that Chinese pirates had killed Governor Gomez Perez Dasmarinas. Gil Pérez closed his eyes and leaned against a wall to rest, and when he opened his eyes he found himself in Mexico City’s Plaza Mayor, over 9,000 miles away, wearing the uniform of the guards of the Del Gobernador Palace and with absolutely no idea how he came to be there. When questioned, Pérez explained he had just been in Manilla earlier that same day, and he shared the news of the Governor’s death, which was confirmed in Mexico a couple of months later when a ship arrived from the Philippines.
In the year 1904, Signor Mauro Pansini, an Italian building contractor, witnessed his two sons vanishing from their home and being reported as having suddenly appeared many miles away on numerous occasions. Father Vennetti at the Capuchin Convent, at Malfatti, thirty miles away telephoned Signor Pansini one morning to inform him that ten year old Alfredo and eight year old Paolo. Pansini wondered how his sons could have traveled over thirty miles in less than half an hour as he arrived at the Convent, to find them waiting in the reception hall. According to monks at the Convent, the boys arrived mysteriously, in a deep hypnotic state. Signor Pansini took his boys home to their room where he asked them to remain for the rest of the day. A few minutes after seeing them to bed, he decided to check on them and was astonished to find they had vanished out of a closed room! At that same moment, 15 miles away, Signor Pansini’s brother heard a knock on his door, and found his dazed nephews wondering where they were.
Teleportation Reality Shifts
Those of us who’ve experienced reality shifts involving keys, wallets, socks and other objects disappearing from one location and appearing in another have witnessed teleportation in macroscopic objects outside of the laboratory, outside of controlled experimental protocol and in the wilds of everyday life experience. But what does it feel like to literally be teleported somewhere else?
On September 30, 2007, I was working indoors at a full-day holistic expo in Concord, gazing out one of the windows at the sunny day, and daydreaming I was actually out enjoying that beautiful sunny day. A short while later, I received an email from my friend, Katrina, who told me that she had seen me walking down Solano Avenue that day. She was excited to tell me about this, because she knew I was scheduled to be attending a full-day holistic expo out of town that day, and she was therefore quite surprised to see me enjoying a stroll down the street. Strolling down that street is exactly what I was daydreaming about at that point in time, as I was sitting indoors many miles away!
You can watch me discuss this topic on my YouTube video, Quantum Teleportation Reality Shifts, and please feel free to comment with your thoughts and ideas here on this blog and in the comments under the video. I’d love to know how you feel!