If you missed this in the chaos of last week, here’s something worth paying attention to.
Dr. Michael Persinger has demonstrated what looks like a fairly easy-to-reproduce method of communicating using quantum entanglement. In other words, a way of transmitting a signal from point A to point B without anything passing through the intervening space.
The setup is pretty simple — though the professional scientists should feel free to correct me if I misread something. A petri dish containing a chemiluminescent reaction-to-be is placed in the center of a precisely controlled rotating magnetic field… the “receiving” dish is placed at the center of an identical field.
When the “sending” reaction is initiated, it doubles the number of photons emitted by the “receiving” dish.
Hello, binary data transmission. At the submarine-worthy rate of bits per minute, sure, but still…
A couple of thoughts. Persinger attributes this effect to the two regions of space inside the magnetic field behaving “as if they were the same space” — this seems unlikely to me. (a notable lack of wormholes, for one)
I wonder if it’s not an interaction between the magnetic fields and the photons being produced by the chemiluminescent reaction. If so, this suggests a very easy way to get rid of a lot of the necessary lab equipment (photomultiplier tube, messy chemicals) and bring the data rate to useful levels…
One characteristic of lasers is that they produce photons in a very weird way… one photon ends up setting off a whole cascade of energy.
As it happens, this is precisely how Persinger’s photomultiplier tubes work… except a laser also incorporates the component a photomultiplier tube lacks. A laser generates its own “starting” photon, whereas Persinger used a chemiluminescent reaction.
Therefore, if you place two lasers inside Persinger’s rotating magnetic field apparatuses, you should see a similar effect take place. Lighting up one laser or changing its brightness should affect the second.
This could take place in one of two modes, I think: either the “receiving” laser beam simply gets brighter or dimmer (simple to do)… or you need to use a pulsed or Q-switched laser and figure out based on when the pulses appear and how long they last whether or not the “sending” laser was on or not.
Secure communication nerds, don’t rejoice just yet! After all, if all it takes is to replicate the rotating magnetic field, anyone can pick up the “signal” by making their own apparatus.
On the other hand, you now have a perfectly untraceable broadcast transmitter. As far as I know, nobody’s yet figured out how to direction-find a signal transmitted through quantum entanglement.
(click the big “download” link at the top, extract the few hundred megabytes of files somewhere, it’s “2011 – Dotta & Persinger – Doubling.pdf”)
“The aim of the present experiments was to dis-
cern if the “entanglement”-like photon emis-
sions from pairs of cell cultures or human brains
separated by significant distances but sharing
the same circling magnetic field could be dem-
onstrated with a classic chemiluminescent re-
action produced by hydrogen peroxide and hy-
pochlorite. Simultaneous injection of the same
amount of peroxide into a local dish (above a
photomultiplier tube) and a dish 10 m away in a
closed chamber produced a “doubling” of the
durations of the photon spikes only when the
two reactions were placed in the center of sepa-
rate spaces around each of which magnetic
fields were generated as accelerating group ve-
locities containing decreasing phase modula-
tions followed by decelerating group velocities
embedded with increasing phase modulations.
The duration of this “entanglement” was about 8
min. These results suggest that separate dis-
tances behave as if they were “the same space”
if they are exposed to the same precise temporal
configuration of magnetic fields with specific