Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bernard Herrmann - Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1956, CBS)

Narrated by the author, this radio broadcast presented some of the important realizations of the book. Completely relevant to their present situation. "A gram is better than a damn. Ending is better than mending. I'm glad I'm not a Gamma." Herrmann would have been composing the music to "The Man Who Knew Too Much" at the time. This is an early vinyl release but a recent re-release on CD can be found here.

Report from the 3rd Level: "Long Distance Teleportation Between Two Atoms"

Another rudimentary achievement by Random-Earth 2012. Nevertheless, an important one. "Teleportation works because of a remarkable quantum phenomenon called entanglement which only occurs on the atomic and subatomic scale. Once two objects are put in an entangled state, their properties are inextricably entwined. Although those properties are inherently unknowable until a measurement is made, measuring either one of the objects instantly determines the characteristics of the other, no matter how far apart they are."

-Professor Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland