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Subject: [Starfleet Command] Re: physics world
Date: August 2, 2012 2:23:04 PM PDT
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On Aug 2, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Brian Josephson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

One of these people looks a bit familiar :-)


Brian D. Josephson
Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
Director, Mind–Matter Unification Project
Tel. +44(0)1223 337260/337254

thanks Brian :-)

However, we may have yet the last laugh regarding entanglement nonlocal signaling

Subquantum Information and Computation
Antony Valentini
(Submitted on 11 Mar 2002 (v1), last revised 12 Apr 2002 (this version, v2))
It is argued that immense physical resources - for nonlocal communication, espionage, and exponentially-fast computation - are hidden from us by quantum noise, and that this noise is not fundamental but merely a property of an equilibrium state in which the universe happens to be at the present time. It is suggested that 'non-quantum' or nonequilibrium matter might exist today in the form of relic particles from the early universe. We describe how such matter could be detected and put to practical use. Nonequilibrium matter could be used to send instantaneous signals, to violate the uncertainty principle, to distinguish non-orthogonal quantum states without disturbing them, to eavesdrop on quantum key distribution, and to outpace quantum computation (solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time).

Comments:    10 pages, Latex, no figures. To appear in 'Proceedings of the Second Winter Institute on Foundations of Quantum Theory and Quantum Optics: Quantum Information Processing', ed. R. Ghosh (Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, 2002). Second version: shortened at editor's request; extra material on outpacing quantum computation (solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time)
Subjects:    Quantum Physics (quant-ph)
Journal reference:    Pramana - J. Phys. 59 (2002) 269-277
DOI:    10.1007/s12043-002-0117-1
Report number:    Imperial/TP/1-02/15
Cite as:    arXiv:quant-ph/0203049v2

Even the Second Law of Thermodynamics is on the edge of The Abyss.
[PDF] Experimental Challenges to the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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Saviours of physics? (fair use excerpts from Physics World)

The period Kaiser describes was certainly a momentous one for US physics. ...
In 1975 two graduate students at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Elizabeth Rauscher and George Weissman, founded the Fundamental Fysiks Group (FFG) as a society for investigating such problems. Other main members of the group included Jack Sarfatti and Fred Alan Wolf, who had both resigned from posts at San Diego State College after the Reagan cuts. They were joined by Saul-Paul Sirag, whom Kaiser describes as "a bearded, wild-haired apostle of the hip group", and Nick Herbert, who once attended a job interview with an electronics manufacturer "looking like an insane hippy" – prompting the manager to insist he be screened by a San Francisco psychologist before he could be appointed. ...

In the 2010s Clauser's work may gain him a Nobel prize. In the 1970s it rendered him unemployable in academia. Selectors felt that his work did not constitute proper physics, and for much of his career he has produced his often cutting-edge research first in institutes such as the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and later as a scientific entrepreneur, performing important work on medical imaging. ...

In his book, Kaiser, a science historian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, asks why this work has disappeared from history. The answer is fairly clear. Bell's work was straight physics: he showed that the quantum theory of entangled pairs of photons or electrons contradicts local realism. Many members of the FFG, in contrast, were more interested in extending the concept of non-locality to include the possibility of clairvoyance, extrasensory perception and psychokinesis. To this end, they lent their support to the spoon-bending antics of the magician Uri Geller and became fervent advocates of Eastern religions. Similarly, while the Nobel laureate Eugene Wigner had suggested that consciousness collapsed wave-functions at a measurement, FFG members extended such study to include transcendental meditation, mysticism, séances and Tarot cards. And of course, everything was washed down with lashings of LSD.

Kaiser shows that for many FFG members, renunciation of conformity did not result in continuous poverty. True, Sirag worked as a night watchman for a lengthy period, and Herbert had spells as a dishwasher and on public assistance. But they also obtained grants totalling $20m from the CIA, which was convinced that the Soviets were ahead in the crucial fields of mind reading and mind control. In addition, the group basked in the attention of several fascinated and deep-pocketed millionaires and celebrities. ...

Kaiser does describe some positives about the FFG. For example, Herbert wrote excellent and very well-known books on physics and human consciousness, while his proof of Bell's theorem is perhaps the simplest and clearest yet found, although he left a gap in logic to be filled in by others. And even some of their incorrect results had value: Herbert's proofs of faster-than-light communication, clever as they were, were shown to be incorrect by the production of the no-cloning theorem, which they violated. This theorem is now at the heart of quantum cryptography....

Andrew Whitaker is a physicist at Queen's University Belfast. His latest book is The New Quantum Age