The speed of dark is 2 mph... or is it 2 kph? I forget.
"But there has to be a mechanism where the event is certain, where there is no probability that the measured system won't occur."
Well if you are talking about systems you might be touching on Chaos theory, which is the wrong road to travel at this juncture. The trick to the
quantum leap is more a matter of how fast our instruments read an occurance. I don't believe an event can end before it starts, but it can end as it
starts... if I am looking at this correctly. You can't have a child before you have the mother. Quantum leaps are when information is obtained
before the speed of light has a chance to reach it. This means it has faster than light speed, but not really negative time speed.
Faster than Light Experiment from CNN
"For instance, let's say they recorded the event microseconds before it actually had the time to enter the environment."
I believe the article explains that the leading edge of the wave carries all of the information for the wave, therefore the cesium atoms replicate the
information on an outgoing wave at the otherside, thus bipassing the need for the wave to actually go through the atoms. I'm guess this is a
relicating effect of some sort.
"Then What would happen if between the recording and the actual event occuring, if we decided to not do it?"
It doesn't actually happen before the experiment, just before the experiment completes... again this is related to the information of the wave being
carried by the front of the wave. Like, if you sent up a smoke signal and I see it 2 miles away, then I send one up so another guy two miles away
from me can see it. The third guy doesn't have to wait to see your smoke travel far enough so he can see it on the horizon; he can see mine faster.
It is considered a quantum leap because the information arrived faster than light speed in a vacuum.
"Or is this an example (as I do believe), that we have little control over our real futures, due to the fact that what happens will happen?"
That's a philosophy question. Ultimately we have a limited number of choices, but experiments like this prove that physics can be bent a little to
add a few more choices.
"So there is no way in hell when the quantum leap is done, to actually stop the event, even though it hasn't begun."
The event must begin, but it can end before it completes the process. That is a quantum leap. I appologize if you have the belief that it is some
man who stepped into a machine and was sent back in time... that's just a TV show.
P.S. I do pick up chicks, but rarely is it because of my "knowledge." Plus, when the science guy talks, you can't hear all the other crazy a$$
ideas that people have... and what's the fun in that?