Well, no. But instant communication over interstellar distances? That may be in the cards after all- no more 20 minute time lag in talking to Mars, for example. From ZDNet–
This month, two major studies on quantum teleportation have made it through peer review and been published, breaking previous distance records. Chinese scientists report teleporting photons over 97km and now a team working in the Canaries report doing the same thing, but between the islands — a distance of over 140km. Both experiments were completed earlier this year and have now been published in Nature.
The researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the University of Vienna, say their work paves the way for global quantum communications.
Lead scientist Anton Zeilinger said: “Our experiment shows how mature quantum technologies are today and how useful they can be for practical applications. The next step is satellite-based quantum teleportation, which should enable quantum communication on a global scale.”
Albert Einstein reportedly referred to this as “spooky action at a distance”. If Quantum Entanglement (which they attempt to explain in the article) works anything like it’s being suggested, the possibilities are mind-boggling.
Of course, to be honest, the whole concept of Quantum Mechanics leaves me muttering to myself… but it looks like the payoff in tech could be huge. Now we need to discover and learn how to use wormhole technology and my whole Stargate universe can come into being (though hopefully without the Goa’uld).