Teleporting, Holograms and human encounters 
Summarized by Walter Sorochan, Emeritus Professor, SDSU

Posted January 21, 2019; updated October 2021

"Disassemble me and send me flitting around through the air and reassemble me at my destination;
that is the future dream of travel without fossil oil, airplanes and cars!"

Teleporting is an exciting idea of of moving objects and persons thousands of miles and being able to interact with them instantly.  It is one of the mysteries that may be part of the extension of our brain that we know almost nothing about.  Is it a new dimension of the human brain and plasticity? After all, the brain is perceived working as a hologram.  It has something to do with storing and retrieving pictures, images and memory.

But teleportation, long a staple of the world of science fiction -- what episode of Star Trek would be complete without Captain Kirk et al "beaming" off the Enterprise onto the surface of some distant planet? -- is being talked of as a serious scientific possibility.

Teleporting update: Chinese scientists have teleported an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting 300 miles away in space, in a demonstration that has echoes of science fiction. The feat sets a new record for quantum teleportation, an eerie phenomenon in which the complete properties of one particle are instantaneously transferred to another – in effect teleporting it to a distant location. Scientists have hailed the advance as a significant step towards the goal of creating an unhackable quantum internet. “Space-scale teleportation can be realized and is expected to play a key role in the future distributed quantum internet,” the authors, led by Professor Chao-Yang Lu from the University of Science and Technology of China, wrote in the paper. Devlin: Chinese teleport photon into space 2017

We are probably at least 50 years away from teleporting humans from one location to another, a concept commonly found in science-fiction stories like those told in the "Star Trek" films and TV series. But British astronomer David Darling writes convincingly in his 2005 book, "Teleportation - The Impossible Leap," that we are close to being able to teleport individual atoms and molecules - the first step toward human movement. Next would come the teleportation of macromolecules and microbes, which would eventually lead into the teleportation of humans. [ Anderson ]

Below is a video dealing with this phenomenon:

So .... what is a hologram? On the left is a hologram. hologram sample2

A hologram is a flat surface that, under proper illumination, appears to contain a three-dimensional image. A hologram may also project a three-dimensional image into the air—a lifelike image that can be photographed although it cannot be touched. Because they cannot be copied by ordinary means, holograms are widely used to prevent counterfeiting of documents such as credit cards, driver's licenses, and admission tickets. The word hologram comes from the Greek roots holos meaning whole and gramma meaning message. The process of making a hologram is called holography. When a hologram is made, light from a laser records an image of the desired object on film or a photographic plate.

Large-scale holograms, illuminated with lasers or displayed in a darkened room with carefully directed lighting, are incredible. They're two-dimensional surfaces that show absolutely precise, three-dimensional images of real objects. You don't even have to wear special glasses or look through a View-Master to see the images in 3-D.

If you look at these holograms from different angles, you see objects from different perspectives, just like you would if you were looking at a real object. Some holograms even appear to move as you walk past them and look at them from different angles. Others change colors or include views of completely different objects, depending on how you look at them.


Holograms have other surprising traits as well. hologram1 If you cut one in half, each half contains whole views of the entire holographic image [ image right ]. The same is true if you cut out a small piece -­- even a tiny fragment will still contain the whole picture. On top of that, if you make a hologram of a magnifying glass, the holographic version will magnify the other objects in the hologram, just like a real one. Holograms carry all kinds of information.

Now you have a simplified version of what a hologram is. So what is the big deal about all this mumbo-jumbo? Quantum physics and as it is related to holography, confirms that information may be transmitted or emitted from an object by electromagnetic forces through space to a distant receiver.

wavedemo wave_anim Everything imaginable in the universe as made up of [ scalar ] waves. Any specific thing whatsoever is not just represented by, but is a group of oscillations given by sine waves. These groups of sine waves representing all phenomena, such as a particle, an atom, planet, galaxy, objects, a thought, word, concepts or ideas, mind, etc. may be immensely complex, comprising waves in fractal groups extending into higher dimensions, in which their phase relationship is of key importance. These wave functions are holographic and have a precise geometry. This geometry is information. Every single wave function is a packet of information. [ Huntley ]

Evidence that the universe is a hologram:

All of this started in 1982 when a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. You did not hear about it on the evening news. In fact, unless you are in the habit of reading scientific journals you probably have never even heard Aspect’s name, though there are some who believe his discovery may change the face of science.

aspect Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn’t matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart. Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. To do this particles would have to travel faster than the speed of light [ and this violates Einsteins’ theory of relativity ].

This insight suggested to Bohm another way of understanding Aspect’s discovery. Bohm believes the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separateness is an illusion. He argues that at some deeper level of reality such particles are not individual entities, but are actually extensions of the same fundamental something.

bohm-david According to Bohm, the apparent faster-than-light connection between subatomic particles is really telling us that there is a deeper level of reality we are not privy to, a more complex dimension beyond our own that is analogous to the aquarium. And, he adds, we view objects such as subatomic particles as separate from one another because we are seeing only a portion of their reality.

Such particles are not separate "parts", but facets of a deeper and more underlying unity that is ultimately as holographic and indivisible as a rose. And since everything in physical reality is comprised of these "eidolons", the universe is itself a projection, a hologram. [ Talbot ]

The brain is itself a hologram.

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Pribram believes that all of our behavior is governed by "images of achievement," and that without those images, we cannot succeed in our endeavors. Then Dr. Pribram unraveled an age-old mystery. He discovered how the human brain forms and acts upon visual and sensory images. He learned that the brain uses the same principles to generate and store images as the hologram—a life-like three dimensional image projected from a film plate into space.

Pribram believes memories are encoded not in neurons, or small groupings of neurons, but in patterns of nerve impulses that crisscross the entire brain in the same way that patterns of laser light interference crisscross the entire area of a piece of film containing a holographic image. Human brains can store so many memories in so little space. Holograms, by changing the angle of the angle at which the two lasers strike a piece of photographic film, it is possible to record many different images on the same surface. Our uncanny ability to quickly retrieve whatever information we need from the enormous store of our memories becomes more understandable if the brain functions according to holographic principles.

brainanin2 The storage of memory is not the only neurophysiological puzzle that becomes more tractable in light of Pribram’s holographic model of the brain. Another is how the brain is able to translate the avalanche of frequencies it receives via the senses (light frequencies, sound frequencies, and so on) into the concrete world of our perceptions. Encoding and decoding frequencies is precisely what a hologram does best. Just as a hologram functions as a sort of lens, a translating device able to convert an apparently meaningless blur of frequencies into a coherent image, Pribram believes the brain also comprises a lens and uses holographic principles to mathematically convert the frequencies it receives through the senses into the inner world of our perceptions. An impressive body of evidence suggests that the brain uses holographic principles to perform its operations.

Researchers have discovered, for instance, that our visual systems are sensitive to sound frequencies [ or waves ], that our sense of smell is in part dependent on what are now called "osmic frequencies", and that even the cells in our bodies are sensitive to a broad range of frequencies.

silhouette_woman But the most mind-boggling aspect of Pribram’s holographic model of the brain is what happens when it is put together with Bohm’s theory. For if the concreteness of the world is but a secondary reality and what is "there" is actually a holographic blur of frequencies, and if the brain is also a hologram and only selects some of the frequencies out of this blur and mathematically transforms them into sensory perceptions, what becomes of objective reality? We [ humans ] are really "receivers" floating through a kaleidoscopic sea of wave frequency, and what we extract from this sea and transmogrify into physical reality is but one channel from many extracted out of the superhologram. [ Talbot ]

Many para-psychological phenomena become much more understandable in terms of the holographic paradigm. In a universe in which individual brains are actually indivisible portions of the greater hologram and everything is infinitely interconnected, telepathy may merely be the accessing of the holographic level.

Quantum teleportation involves the transmission not of actual matter, but rather of information.

Well, the applications in real life are exciting and intriguing. Complex information can be encoded in EM fields, as we all know from coding and decoding of television and radio signals. Even more complex information can be encoded in holographic images. DNA acts as a holographic projector of acoustic and EM information which contains the informational quintessence of the biohologram. Only 3% of human DNA encodes the physical body. The remaining 97% of the 3 billion base pair genome contains over a million genetic structures called transposons, that have the capacity to jump from one chromosomal location to another (Kelleher, 1999). We are 99.9% alike in our genetic legacy. Our individuality is expressed in three million small variations in our cells, called single nucleotide polymorphisms. Bioholography has relevant applications for optimizing health, well-being and even self-realization. It is relevant in biophysics, medicine, psychobiology, psychotherapy and the holistic healing arts. [ Miller, Miller & Webb 2002 ]

Although we have been using holograms since about 1965, it is only in the last 20 years that holography had advanced as a science. We have begun to project space war magic applications for it. Here are a few dream applications that may be available in the next 10 to 20 years:

The brain is clearly a quantum computer [ Schempp & Marcer,1996 ] which utilizes both quantum and space/time information. This discovery alone almost certainly sets a necessary, but not sufficient condition, for intelligent life to have arisen in the cosmos, wherever environmental conditions permit [ Mitchell ].

The question of the brain's ability, as a massively parallel quantum processor, to decode this information is addressed by Marcer and Schempp in "Model of the Neuron Working by Quantum Holography" (1997) and "The Brain as a Conscious System" (1998). They argue that an organism's ability to perceive objects as they are and where they actually are in three dimensional reality requires the phase conjugate relationship provided by quantum holography. [ Mitchell ]

Not only can you make holograms but you might be able to back-track or reverse engineer holograms to move back in historical time for information.

In some military aircraft, pilots can read their instruments while looking through the windshield by using a holographic display projected in front of their eyes. Automobile manufacturers are considering similar displays for their cars.

Holograms can be created without visible light. Ultraviolet, x-ray, and sound waves can all be used to create them. Microwave holography is being used in astronomy to record radio waves from deep space. Acoustical holography can look through solid objects to record images, much as ultrasound is used to generate images of a fetus within a woman's womb. Holograms made with short waves such as x-rays can create images of particles as small as molecules and atoms.

Much research exists regarding holographs in nature. These studies show that dolphins, bats, fish, flies, birds, and humans all process sensory information holographically. Dolphins and bats actually create holograms by transmitting acoustic reference and object waves that are then reflected back to the mammal for neural processing.

In humans, studies in chemical oscillations and oscillation cellular dynamics strongly indicate that the holographic concept exists not only on the neural level but also on the cellular and molecular levels.

Holographs have a property called “distributedness,” which means that any fractional portion of the recorded hologram contains sufficient information to reconstruct the complete original information pattern. [ Greguss ] Consequently, it can be posited that within humans that holographic biophysical radiation can be present in blood, sputum, hair, and other small subsets of the human subject due to this holographic property of distributedness.

godDNA Russian scientists have likely measured this holographic bioenergy without discovering its holographic nature. Their research, which suggests the existence of a previously undetectable subtle radiation linked to physical DNA may support the hypothesis of an intact energy field containing relevant organismal information that is capable of being coupled to an optical imaging device. The DNA optical radiation effect was first observed in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Sciences as a surprise effect during experiments measuring the vibrational modes of DNA in solution using a sophisticated laser photon correlation spectrometer. [ Gariaev ]

The Russian experiments revealed that when DNA was removed from the scattering chamber, post-measurements looked distinctly different from the ones obtained before the DNA was placed in the chamber. This observation was contrary to the expectation that the autocorrelation function would return to pre-test baselines. After duplicating the initial experiment many times with re-calibrated equipment, the scientists were forced to accept the working hypothesis that some new field structure was being excited from the physical vacuum. In turn, this phenomenon was dubbed the “DNA phantom” in order to emphasize that its origin was related, but not physically linked, to the actual DNA. The new feature that makes this discovery distinctly different from many other previously undertaken attempts to measure and identify bioenergy fields is that the field of the DNA phantom has the ability to be coupled to conventional electromagnetic fields of laser radiation and, as a consequence, can be reliably detected and positively identified using standard optical techniques.

As reported in Oschman (2003), researchers have found that different organs and processes produce characteristic oscillating electric fields; all body parts have ideal resonant frequencies that coordinate their activities; energy practitioners are able to generate biomagnetic pulses; brain waves propagate through the circulatory system; biological rhythms can be affected by extremely low frequency electric fields; somatic memories are stored in non-nervous system cells; crystalline molecular arrays in the body are sensitive to energy fields; the brain waves of energy healers during a therapy session have been found to synchronize with the earth’s geoelectric pulsations (Schumann Resonance); each molecule has its own electromagnetic signature; some people are allergic (i.e. have an electromagnetic allergy) to 50 or 60 Hz electromagnetic fields; signal molecules can activate their receptor sites without physical contact; and every human disease and disorder has been linked by at least one researcher to electromagnetic pollution. [ Rogers ]

How is this "quantum teleportation" actually achieved? The process relies upon something called "Quantum Entanglement," a fiendishly counter-intuitive phenomenon that Einstein described as "spukhafte Fernwirkung" or "spooky action at a distance."


Basically it involves two separate particles behaving as if they were essentially one and the same, even though they are separated by a great distance. Changes to one particle will be mirrored in the other.

Using this phenomenon physicists have been able to transfer -- or in effect teleport -- the properties of one particle to another, in the case of atoms over a distance of about half a meter, in the case of photons over tens of kilometers.

While not as overtly exciting or dramatic as the teleportation of an actual person, such quantum teleportation nonetheless has enormous implications for the world of computing both in terms of the amount of information that can be stored and the speed with which it can be moved around.

"Although we are still some way off actually building a quantum computer, the possibilities are extraordinary," says Professor Neil Johnson of the University of Miami's Department of Physics.

"In theory it could contain an almost infinite amount of information, and move that information around at almost the speed of light."

And what of the "classical teleportation" so integral to the adventures of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Harry Potter? Will there ever come a time when actual people, rather than just the particles of which they are made up, will be able to beam from one place to another?

Charles Bennett believes that, in principle at least, it is perfectly feasible to teleport humans without violating any of the fundamental laws of physics. Not only that, but, also in principle, it could be done without resorting to the complexities of quantum entanglement.

"Quantum entanglement is valuable in transmitting particles such as atoms and photons where the most delicate properties are significant and where simple approximation is not enough," he explains.

"Teleporting a person, on the other hand, would not require reproducing the quantum state anything like as exactly."

"Everything we know about biology and how molecules fit together to produce a living being, including the brain, indicates that creating some level of approximation would give you a real person who was a serviceable replica of the original in terms of looking the same and thinking the same thoughts, without necessarily being a perfect quantum replica."

"The teleported person would end up slightly different, but not in a biologically important way."

The implication of this is that you could scan a person using some advanced form of the technology used to perform MRI scans, and transmit that scanned information somewhere else -- using normal electrical or sound signals -- where it would then be reassembled into an approximation of the original.

"It's the same principle as a fax machine," says Bennett. "When you fax something what comes out the other end obviously looks like the original and contains the same information. It's not the same paper, however, or the same type of ink.

"It's the same, but not the same.

"We already have three-dimensional fax machines, so the basic theory is there."

What actually happens to the original person when their bio-molecular details are "faxed" somewhere else, and whether your average person on the street would be happy to be reassembled as a similar but at the same time slightly different average person on the street, are, thinks Bennett, moot points.

Source: Charles Bennett, see references.


Today, far from being a science fiction dream, teleportation happens routinely in laboratories all around the world in the form of quantum teleportation. This is restricted at present to tiny particles, such as individual photons, or to quantum properties of atoms. But the question naturally arises as to whether it will ever be possible to teleport larger objects and even human beings.

The issue here is one of complexity. Teleporting an electron or an atom is one thing, but an average human body is made up of about 7,000 trillion trillion atoms. How could the instantanous quantum states of so many specks of matter be made to dematerialize and reappear perfectly in a different place? Human teleportation isn't going to happen tomorrow, or, barring some stupendous breakthrough, in the next few decades. However, that needn't stop us from thinking about the consequences if it ever does become possible. In fact, a number of philosophers have already used teleportation, and teleportation incidents, to delve into the mysteries of personal identity. [ The Internet Encyclopedia of Science ]


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Pribram, Karl H., Pribram's holonomic model, developed in collaboration with quantum physicist David Bohm, theorizes that memory/information is stored not in cells, but rather in wave interference patterns. Pribram was drawn to this conclusion by two facts:

There are visual cortex response functions that correspond to Gabor functions, which in turn are related to hologram image functions. Drastic lesions can be made in animal brains which reduce, but do not extinguish memories (training), as demonstrated by Karl Lashley in the 1920s. To formulate his model, Pribram utilized Fourier analysis, based on the Fourier Theorem, a variation of calculus that transforms complex patterns into component sine waves. Some believe that Pribram's theory also explains how the human brain can store so many memories in the engram in such limited space. Pribram believes the brain operates according to the same mathematical principles as a hologram. Bohm has suggested these wave forms may compose hologram-like organizations.

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