A Chinese team of researchers have teleported a qubit (a standard unit of data in quantum computing) over 60 miles. In the Daily Mail, Mark Prigg reports that a group of European and Canadian researchers say they’ve beaten this coup by teleporting information from one of the Canary Islands to another, almost 90 miles apart.
Eventually, scientists how to use this technique for quantum teleportation of people.
This teleportation happens instantly, once the two particles become entangled. This would mean we could eventually move people from one planet–or solar system–to another, instantaneously.