Evidently, quantum entanglement effects are the phenomenon associated with touch. When two atoms are briefly conjoined, then are pulled apart, they can communicate across distances instantly–if you jiggle one atom the other responds in kind. This is a non-local effect, but the entanglement is accomplished locally.
Maybe the imprint that is imparted once two atoms are joined in a specific context is a definition of locality that is on a higher frequency than light itself. The transitory and brief nature of the quantum “touch” leaves an imprint, which persists as long as the entanglement remains intact. Perhaps this is an ultra low density wave, which operates like a “phantom limb” (a phantom touch) and this is a frequency that remains so a communication conduit can be utilized.
Since it appears that the nature of this touch might contain some information, has anybody tried to “imprint” specific information on an atom through touching in much the same way that the entanglement occurs between two atoms? I know of two types of quantum entanglement: one where photons are split, then another where atoms are linked in entanglement. Maybe, if the integrity of the information was conserved through transit, the information could be used to make an imprint upon an atom, thus engaging the entanglement effect. Thus, the imprint could carry the imprint of the message at faster than light speeds, as has been demonstrated by quantum entanglement effects. Does it make a difference whether information is an imprint upon an atom? Seems like that might make a crucial difference, since the imprint is caused through touching (with two atoms) as has been done in other experiments. An imprint of information may not have the same characteristics as actual information.
Is there such thing as a “ghost” of information? A phantom limb of information? Could information be entangled with an atom then later transmitted if it was an imprint?
The proposal for an experiment is as follows: encode a photon with information, then split it into two photons. Capture and hold one of the photons, but aim the other photon at an atom so it leaves an imprint upon it. Then, use the atom that was captured to produce the link between atom and photon….
That should read, “Use the photon that was captured”…
Charcinders: the process of the touch itself is not the same as the imprint it leaves behind. That is like saying a limb is the same as a phantom limb…!
However, I will add that there might be energies that interact faster than light and on smaller scales that realized on when an imprint is created..