originally posted by: Kashai
On the internet I was once told that considering the relevance of interconnectedness due to quantum mechanics was inappropriate.
This is because (as he explained) that the technology needed to observe such an event at the classical scale had not been developed.
Because we could not directly observe Quantum Entanglement, upon the scale of say a human being. Such a conclusion related to quantum entanglement
does not exist.
Because we have not been able to test for it he opinioned I should not think about it.
That's not exactly the story. Clearly we can directly observe it, because the phenomena has been observed in experimental setups. These setups are
sensitive enough to measure properties of very small (one,two,three particle) quantum systems, and turn their results into macroscopic classical
physics represented by observable currents in a photodetector or other particle detectors.
These detectors are macroscopic systems which turn individual quantum interactions and amplify them through cascades of chain reactions to macroscopic
The original description was right in that it is extremely rare that for large-scale macroscopic numbers of atoms can you maintain an 'entangled'
quantum state. In almost all normal cases, the physics of 'decoherence' which is similar to chaos means that for large numbers of particles you end
up with properties which are more like classical and the phenomena which come from 'entanglement' end up having negligible probability.
There are a few exceptions and these are intensely interesting to physicists for this reason. The most common one is superconductivity---you get
collective effects so that in essence you create a "large N" coherent quantum state from electrons. Also superfluidity and the recent work on atomic
Bose-Einstein condensates (condensing whole atoms and not just electrons).
There's something else to notice---these all tend to work at cryogenically low temperatures---higher temperatures with increased random motion destroy
all these collective quantum phenomena.
So maybe if you hypothesized superconducting beings who live on the surface interface of a liquid methane ocean, maybe yes they might communicate
Us, at 300 Kelvin? No way.
Now you see to me that is a problem because in fact the origin of Classical Mechanics is Quantum Mechanics. Could there be a fundamental relationship
between Density and Quantum Interconnectedness??? What about the idea that variations in Density constitutes variations in interconnectedness?
Density, no, but thermodynamically large numbers of interactions which destroy quantum coherence.
Consider that upon the large scale structure of the Universe (13.7 billion years old and about 40 billion light years wide), the relationship between
Quantum Interconnectedness and Density/Relativity is apparent and observable?
Bigger you get, the harder to maintain entangled quantum interactions. Sorry, thermodynamics & random is everything at that large scale.
on 9-5-2014 by mbkennel because: (no reason given)
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