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"In any case, investigations along these lines have revealed a surprising possibility: Spacetime itself may be generated by quantum physics, specifically by the baffling phenomenon known as quantum entanglement."

"That sounds like entangled particles must be able to communicate faster than light. Otherwise it's impossible to imagine how one of them could know what was happening to the other across a vast spacetime expanse. But they actually don't send any message at all. So how do entangled particles transcend the spacetime gulf separating them? Perhaps the answer is they don't have to -- because entanglement doesn't happen in spacetime.

At least that's the proposal that current research in toy universes has inspired. "The emergence of spacetime and gravity is a mysterious phenomenon of quantum many-body physics that we would like to understand," Swingle suggests in his Annual Review paper.

Vigorous effort by several top-flight physicists has produced theoretical evidence that networks of entangled quantum states weave the spacetime fabric. These quantum states are often described as "qubits" -- bits of quantum information (like ordinary computer bits, but existing in a mix of 1 and 0, not simply either 1 or 0).

Entangled qubits create networks with geometry in space with an extra dimension beyond the number of dimensions that the qubits live in. So the quantum physics of qubits can then be equated to the geometry of a space with an extra dimension.

Best of all, the geometry created by the entangled qubits may very well obey the equations from Einstein's general relativity that describe motion due to gravity -- at least the latest research points in that direction.

"Apparently, a geometry with the right properties built from entanglement has to obey the gravitational equations of motion," Swingle writes. "This result further justifies the claim that spacetime arises from entanglement."

Take two aspirin and call Rod Serling in the morning.