Physicist Hatim Salih has proposed an experiment that could create the first traversable wormhole using a special kind of quantum computer that involves “counterportation.”
Physicist Hatim Salih has proposed an experiment that could create the first traversable wormhole, a structure that connects two points in spacetime. The technique, which involves “counterportation,” could enable teleportation and provide a glimpse inside the spacetime tunnels. Wormholes have been a topic of scientific research for a century, as they are consistent with Einstein’s theory of general relativity, but they have never been generated in a laboratory or identified in the cosmos. Salih’s proposed experiment involves using current technology and components to make a wormhole with a special kind of quantum computer. The exchange-free computer could use counterportation to produce a traversable wormhole that would allow for signals or objects to be sent through spacetime.