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-----------------------By the way, Quantumclue also mentions Fred Allan Wolf. I would recommend taking anything from Dr. Wolf with a large dose of skepticism. He's a big proponent of quantum pseudoscience and publishes a lot of books that are very poorly regarded by mainstream science.
If anything there is the possibility that information tunnels. That means it removes the superluminal suspects.
If instantaneous communications is possible using quantum mechanics then this must be a good way of chatting to aliens over huge cosmic distances.
"In quantum energy teleportation, a physicist first makes a measurement on each of two entangled particles. The measurement on the first particle injects quantum energy into the two-particle system, which is possible because there are always quantum fluctuations in the energy of any particle. This energy can then be immediately extracted at the second particle by making a second carefully chosen measurement on that particle. Throughout the process, the energy of the overall system remains the same. "
Of course if I am wrong and I may well be then none of the above would work! 
Quote from: Airthumbs on 13/01/2011 19:01:34Of course if I am wrong and I may well be then none of the above would work! Correct 
GeezerYou asked how tunneling entered the discussion early on. That was me.The reason why something tunnels, as I am sure you may be aware, is because some kind of ''hill'' stands between an efficient trajectory of a particle. The hill is a steep potential, and it costs less energy to tunnel this barrier rather than travel the whole deal. In much the same sense, a high potential is created when talking about information sharing over very large distances. To avoid the trouble of contradicting SR postulates, it may be best to imagine information being forced to tunnel large distances, rather than allowing it to travel it at superluminal speeds.
But you can easily send information using two entangled particles!! You just have to have the language sorted out before you attempt anything. Ok lets say one wiggle is a 0 and two wiggles is a 1. Using this technique you would have binary code. From what I understand, if one of these particles is made to rotate clockwise then the other entangled particle will have to be rotating the opposite way. Of course if I am wrong and I may well be then none of the above would work! 
You could possibly send entangled photons like we've done in some experiments, but first you will have to send the decoder, and that you will need to do at under light speed. It would not be smart to send that by the same entanglements. The other restriction is in one photons spin per 'bit of information' and you will need a lot of those to tell which letter you mean. so assuming that you sent someone away he will need to store an awful lot of entangled photons for an awful long time before needing them, as he moves under light speed. On the other hand you then have solved the 'decoder' problem as you gave it to him before he left your planet.The other way is to send 'entangled photons' on their own, then they will move at 'c' but not faster to whatever destination. And you still need to send a 'code book'. The third way is to assume that all light might be entangled some way? Then I think someone would have used it already to give us improbable spins when measuring. That would be one way to 'communicate' even if not making 'sense' as we have no 'codebook'.=Another thing, when measuring a spin you can't know before how it will fall out for you. That the opposite spin gets created doesn't mean that you would know which type of spin it was. Assume then a order of photons in a row where the information depend on which photon change spin for you, at what position in that row, at that star. But how would you ever know that one of them had changed 'spin'? Without measuring them?And when you do you destroy it. The spin I mean, you 'set' it as you measure.
It's a bit beyond me to come up with a general proof that entanglement can't send information faster than light. I don't know if anyone can do that, actually. I do know that every attempt to come up with an FTL-transfer scheme based on entanglement apparently fails to actually send information until a classical channel is opened up.If someone wants to take a stab at proposing a method for an FTL information transfer based on entanglement, maybe we can show why it can't work...
There were some experiments done by a fellow named Gunther Nimtz on the speed of tunneling photons. He claims to have seen them moving faster than light, but it's a bit controversial at the moment, since no one's reproduced it, and obviously this kind of claim has to be checked very carefully.
Ok, so instead of rotating the entangled particles why not make one of them positive, this would mean the other has to be negative? And then instead of using just a pair of entangled particles to try and transmit, you could use literally millions of them allowing complex transmission and receivers. Has anyone discovered what exactly is the information that passes between the two entangled particles? Something is transmitted and whatever that is moves significantly faster then the speed of light. You might even say that the speed is infinite? So maybe the maximum speed of information in this context is infinity? What I find fascinating is that there appears to be some kind of force capable of traversing the entire universe instantaneously!If there is a way to identify exactly what this is and investigate it then we might have a way to talk to the stars You can tunnel, dig, fold, or even worm your way through space so why not just ignore it all together, something does!
Ok, so instead of rotating the entangled particles why not make one of them positive, this would mean the other has to be negative?
GeezerI cannot help but read this last one as invoking perhaps some kind of determinism, is this what you are hinting at?