A report presents a theoretical study of communication among intelligent agents in the presence of quantum entanglement and the absence of classical (in the sense of non-quantum) communication channels. Several paradigms of self-organization based on quantum entanglement are introduced and discussed. These paradigms include inverse diffusion, transmission of conditional information, decentralized coordination, cooperative computing, competitive games, and topological evolution in active systems.

This work was done by Michail Zak of Caltech for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. To obtain a copy of the report, "Entanglement-Based Self-Organization," access the Technical Support Package (TSP) free on-line at www.nasatech.com/tsp  under the Information Sciences category.

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This article first appeared in the November, 2001 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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