While theoretical proposals for a quantum internet already exist, the problem for scientists is that there is still debate over which technology provides the most efficient and reliable teleportation system.
For many people the word "teleportation" conjures up "Beam me up, Scotty" images from Star Trek. But in the last two decades, quantum teleportation—transferring the quantum structure of an object from one place to another without physical transmission—has moved from the realms of science fiction to tangible reality.
[QUANTUM INFO 'BEAMED UP' VIA DONUT TELEPORTATION]
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