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Man, some of yall are really gumps..
It is a thought experiment....much like "If a tree falls in the woods, and no one heard it, did it really fall?"
Originally posted by argentus
reply to post by Spiderj
Originally posted by Neon Haze
In truth what Quantum mechanics states is that a totally isolated systems state is undetermined until it interacts with another system.
The phenomenon is a fact and is currently being used as the principle for Quantum computing / Cryptography...
In general a quantum computer with n qubits can be in up to 2^n different states simultaneously (this compares to a normal computer that can only be in one of these 2^n states at any one time).
Originally posted by Kruel
That's because it's not photons (plural). It's just one. Too bad they threw out the idea of the ether with the speed of light measurements, when it was only the wave nature of light they were measuring, not the particle nature. Although 'particle' is really the wrong description because it's a 2D massless object in 3D space - ie. it flattens out to infinity).