Fwd: Quantum device brings end to the "World Wide Wait"

Dmitri Bourkov dburk at comstar.ru
Thu Apr 2 06:33:33 UTC 1998

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Koum <jkb at best.com>
To: Alex "Mr. Worf" Yuriev <alex at netaxs.com>
Cc: avg at pluris.com <avg at pluris.com>; nanog at merit.edu <nanog at merit.edu>

Subject: Re: Fwd: Quantum device brings end to the "World Wide Wait"

> Quick note. Dr. Mas Karud, if read backwards is: Durak sam. Which
>means "you are a fool" in Russian. Hmm...
> Alex, Vadim, you should have noticed :)

I can add only some information, that some side effects were used
for new announced service in Moscow - teleportation from Moscow to Bay Area
http://www.online.ru/itp/ .
Unfortunately it could work only one direction :-(

It isn't not first such service here.
Vadim was one of the first volunteers a few years ago...

Dmitri Bourkov

>-- Yan
>Jan Koum                  jkb at best.com |  "Turn up the lights; I don't want
>www.FreeBSD.org -- The Power to Serve  |   to go home in the dark."
>On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Alex "Mr. Worf" Yuriev wrote:
>>On Wed, 1 Apr 1998 avg at pluris.com wrote:
>>Happy fools day :)
>>> Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 00:49:46 -0800 (PST)
>>> From: avg at pluris.com
>>> To: nanog at merit.edu, staff at pluris.com
>>> Subject: Fwd: Quantum device brings end to the "World Wide Wait"
>>> Copied without permission from CNN web site.
>>> Time to close the shop?
>>> --vadim
>>> Quantum device brings end to the
>>> "World Wide Wait"
>>> April 1, 1998
>>> Web posted at 1:02 a.m. EST (0602 GMT)
>>> NEW JERSEY (CNN)  -  A major technological breakthrough was announced today
>>> by the research division of the leading telecommunication equipment manufacturer,
>>> Lucent Technologies.   The invention by Bell Laboratories scientist Dr. Mas Karud
>>> makes existing communication equipment obsolete by providing a technique for
>>> distance-insensitive instaneous communication.
>>> "The possibility of such instaneous communication was accepted by scientific
>>> community for a long time" says Dr. Karud. "The device we demonstrated today
>>> exploits the quantum phenomenon known as Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox".
>>> However, putting the quantum-based technique to practial use has proved elusive.
>>> Dr. Kurad spent more than 10 years in search of ways to compensate for the inherent
>>> unpredictability of quantum systems and slow down decay of the "wave function".
>>> The device demonstrated by Lucent allows simulatneous interference-free communication
>>> of at least ten billion of "stations" at speeds exceeding several billion bits
>>> per second, or at least a million times faster than the modems commonly used to
>>> access Internet.  The most intriguing feature, however, is the absense of delays
>>> and dissipation of signal with the distance. Dr. Karud explains that the quantum
>>> wave functions "collapse" instaneously, seemingly violating one of the main
>>> postulates of Einstein's general theory of relativity.  The paradoxial nature of
>>> such instaneous "collapse" discovered by Einstein made him to declare the quantum
>>> mechanics invalid.  However, the later research confirmed the basic principles
>>> of quantum mechanics, making it one of the most important parts of the modern
>>> science.
>>> The announcement marks the beginning of the revolution in telecommunications,
>>> declares Lucent.  The entire industries of fiber optic and radio communications
>>> are made obsolete by the amazing device.  There's no longer any need to "route"
>>> data and voice packets through many "switches" or "routers', since the users
>>> will be able to communicate directly. "This is the end of the era of tyranny of
>>> telecom dinosaurs" says Don Huboldt, telecom analyst at Wessels, Arnold & Heiss.
>>> The shares of AT&T Corp. (T) were down 12-3/4, to 51-1/2, on the news of the
>>> announcement, promting highly volatile trading in the entire telecom sector.
>>> Vice President Al Gore congratulated the Bell Laboratories team in a telephone
>>> call following the annoncement. "This is the best example of how steadfast commitment
>>> of United States Goverment to supporting scientific research and education pays back
>>> by making American nation the leader in innovation and technology" said Mr. Gore.
>>> However, not everybody welcomed the news.  The most outspoken was John Chambers,
>>> the CEO of the Internet routing equipment vendor, Cisco Systems (CSCO).  At the
>>> hastily assembled press-conference he said that "it is time to close the
>>> shop" for Internet router vendors.  Representatives of 3Com Corp, Accend
>>> Communications and Bay Networks declined to comment.
>>> Shares of Lucent Technologies (LU) finished up 25-3/8 to 150-1/4 at Tuesday's
>>> close.

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