Here's the opening paragraph from an article written by Lisa Zyga and published last week at physorg.com. The article is called Physicists Describe Method to Observe Timelike Entanglement:
Personally, I find the above idea much easier to assimilate when I look at my new diagram I've been showing you this month, here it is again:In "ordinary" quantum entanglement, two particles possess properties that are inherently linked with each other, even though the particles may be spatially separated by a large distance. Now, physicists S. Jay Olson and Timothy C. Ralph from the University of Queensland have shown that it's possible to create entanglement between regions of spacetime that are separated in time but not in space, and then to convert the timelike entanglement into normal spacelike entanglement. They also discuss the possibility of using this timelike entanglement from the quantum vacuum for a process they call "teleportation in time."
The underlying idea of Timelike Entanglement speaks to many of the more mysterious connections we've explored with this project, in such blog entries as Evidence for Seeing the Future, Magnets and Morality, Time and Schizophrenia, Beer and Miracles, Entangled Neurons, and Entangled Awareness and OBEs.
Ultimately, if time is an illusion and our Probability Space is really Just Geometry, then the possibility of there being patterns of connectedness across time makes perfect sense. Richard Dawkins understood this very well, and his invented word "memes" has now become a much-used way of talking about these timeless patterns that can connect across millennia without losing any of their impact: as a geneticist, he was interested in the fact that this makes "memes" much more powerful than "genes". Here's what I said in my book about this:
The connection that a group of like-minded people share (whether it be families, special interest groups, corporate culture, religion, sports fans, that song or band whose lyrics seem to express our innermost thoughts… this could be a very long list) can be viewed as a set of memes which connect people, not only in the third and fourth dimension but across higher dimensions as well. In this way, memes can be shown to be even more influential than genes because of their ability to extend so powerfully across time. For example, the words of a Chinese philosopher from 3500 years ago can still have the power to establish “viruses of the mind” which infect new readers and spread from person to person. Influential thinkers such as Confucius or Socrates set into motion memes which can continue to have their full effect even to this day. Conversely, the unique set of genes belonging to Confucius or Socrates (if they are even in the world’s gene pool today), by now are so completely diluted as to be inconsequential.
Till then, enjoy the journey!