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12 quantum bs With the above on mind it makes all the overuse of quantum pretty funny as this will hopefully soon get into peoples minds that quantum is basically just a very tiny scale of things, not at all magical.
The impact of quantum physics has been enormous: not only is it the prime common factor in nearly all physics Nobel Prizes awarded in the past one-hundred years, but it has also been a crucial driving force in technological advances ranging from lasers and superconductors to medical imaging like MRIs. Indeed, imagining a world in which quantum physics had never been discovered would amount to eliminating a lot of the technology we take for granted each and every day.
Such a quantum computer could solve tasks in a heartbeat that would currently require centuries of computation time on the fastest computers available today.
There is a quantum experiment called the double-slit experiment in which light is sent through two slits. If you observe which of the two slits it comes through, it behaves like a particle. If you look where it lands beyond the slits, it behaves like a wave. But even weirder, if you wait for it to pass through the slits and then look, it will force the light to have passed through one slit or the other. Basically, the future can affect the past.
There is something called quantum entanglement that happens when an electron and a positron meet. They are annihilated but create two photons, each of which has the exact opposite spin of the other. Thanks to that fact the two are always affecting each other. You can never know in advance which direction each one will turn until you observe them. Until you do, they’re both going both ways. Amazingly, if you observe one, the other will immediately start spinning the opposite direction, no matter where it is.
originally posted by: Peeple
We are experimenting for a long time with this. Delgados work is the first that comes to mind.
Meaning the question of the soul is something I intuitively answer with yes, but what it is how it works is beyond me and I am still looking for answers on that one.