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    Steerpike Felis amatus Contributor

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    Support for spooky action

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    I've often seen quantum entanglement used for instantaneous communication in sci-fi.
     
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    Me too. I read in a science article once (years ago) that there were reasons that using the effect to transmit information would not be possible. I don't know if that's still the viewpoint. Maybe because you can't know the state until observation and its random?
     
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    Last I read it is basically because you need to compare the two particles; by looking at one you just have random data. That is obviously a very simplistic answer.

    EDIT: I don't know if this has been superseded, but here is a fairly concise explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-communication_theorem
     
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    They've done this sort of thing years ago
     
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    Not with both loopholes closed, apparently.
     
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    No one has done "it" years ago, whatever "it" might be.
     
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