Jeff Kimble, who taught me all about waves as a second year undergraduate at Caltech, is interviewed by Scientific American.
My favorite part:
Switching gears–this new movie, Jumper, is about a kid, and some other people, who teleport from place to place.
I didn’t know that.
If you saw X-Men, with Nightcrawler…
I haven’t seen X-Men either.
Do you watch Heroes on NBC?
No. I watch some of the football playoffs.
But you know Captain Kirk…
I have some advice. Just don’t talk about teleporting people in your story. The technical base of our society is information commerce, and in the next 20 years it will radically change. Read the semiconductor industry’s roadmap. We’re just going to gleefully think it’s going to happen on the movie screen, and we will ignore investments in science and technology.
There’s a really incredibly exciting frontier in science that didn’t exist 15 or 20 years ago, and it’s this quantum information science, which brings together traditional computer science and quantum mechanics. There’s stuff going on that is just titillating.