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Putin jokingly suggests Russia should develop teleportation

December 09, 2016, 2:07 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The plans for teleportation were described in an article by The Daily Telegraph, suggesting that a Kremlin-backed research program is seeking to make the teleportation technology a reality

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Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI)

Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI)

© Alexei Druzhinin/Russian president's press service/TASS

MOSCOW, December 9. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin has proposed to live up to the expectations of the international mass media that took trust in the stories about Russia’s drive towards creating the first teleportation hub by 2035.

The information was revealed on Thursday at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) by Dmitry Peskov, the director of the ‘Young Professionals’ program.

He said that an intermediary version of a project roadmap developed by ASI got into the media in the summer of 2016. The document contained a mentioning of the plans for develop quantum teleportation.

"Quite naturally, the journalists left the word ‘quantum’ out and wrote about the streamlining of teleportation by 2035," Peskov said. "That’s one of the ten most popular queries in the Yandex search engine now."

The Russian president jokingly replied: "Let's not disappoint them. We need to foster such rumors." 

The plans for focusing efforts on teleportation were described in an article that The Daily Telegraph published at the end of June. It indicated that " <…> a Kremlin-backed research program is seeking to make the teleportation technology behind Captain Kirk’s transporter a reality."

"A proposed multi-trillion pound strategic development program drawn up for Vladimir Putin would seek to develop teleportation by 2035," the newspaper said.

It quoted the Moscow-based Kommersant Daily as saying that "The 'road map' for development of the cybernetics market to 2035 also includes developing a Russian computer programming language, secure cybernetic communications, quantum computing, and neural interfaces [direct connections between computers and human brains]."

"Russia has a talented programming community and a small but vibrant software sector that has produced several successful IT companies, including Yandex and Kaspersky Labs," The Daily Telegraph said.

It also stressed the Western governments’ suspicions that "<…> Russia has leveraged its computing talent to put together one of the most fearsome state-sponsored hacking and cyber-warfare programs on the planet."

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