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Quantum Entanglement


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We all can agree on that there is nothing faster than the speed of light correct? Well, yes and no. While it is technically it is true, but at least in theory it turns out that there's a loophole to be found in the mind-blowing branch of physics known as quantum mechanics.

Quantum mechanics, in essence, is the study of physics at a microscopic scale, such as the behavior of subatomic particles. These types of particles are the impossibly small, but very important, as they form the building blocks for everything in the universe. I'll leave the technical details aside for now (it gets very complicated), but you can picture them as tiny, spinning, electrically-charged marbles. Okay, maybe that's kind of complicated too.

So say we have two electrons (a subatomic particle with a negative charge). Quantum entanglement is a special process that involves pairing up these particles in such a way that they become identical (marbles with the same spin and charge). When this happens, things get weird-because from now on, these electrons stay identical. This means that if you change one of them-say, spin it in the other direction, its twin reacts in exactly the same fashion. Instantly, no matter where it is. Without you even touching it. the implications of this process are huge, it means that information (in this case, the direction of the spin) can essentially be teleported anywhere in the universe.

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