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    Russia is planning to develop technologies which, so far, can only be seen in "science fiction films," Austrian website Der Standard reported.

    As part of a new program titled the National Technological Initiative, Russian scientists are planning to create "robots, medical implants, unmanned vehicles and aircraft, develop a new programming language as well as ‘quantum teleportation' technology", according to the Austrian site

    "Russia has decided to go in the footsteps of the TV series Star Trek and in the next 20 years develop technology which is known only from science fiction movies," the article said.

    As a first step in this direction, Russia plans to develop a next generation mobile network (5G) which will function in a number of Russian regions and allow data transfers of up to one gigabit per second.

    Moreover, over the next ten years, Russian programmers are expected to develop a new original coding language that will enable "safe and effective programming" as well as create a network to fight cybercrime.

    According to the site, Russian researchers could also make a technological breakthrough by creating quantum computers, establishing communications between computers and human brains, and developing opportunities for teleportation.

    Unfortunately, this so-called 'teleportation' wouldn't allow people to magically travel instantaneously; it refers to so-called "quantum teleportation", namely, the safe communication and transfer of messages.

    The program is scheduled to last until 2035. The current funding totals 10.8 billion rubles (150 million euros) and is approved up to 2018.

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