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Quantum Choice Experiment

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posted on May, 26 2009 @ 02:49 AM
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This experiment shows that choice is a fundamental property of the universe.

It's a thought experiment backed by two actual experiments.

The thought experiment is an extension of the Schrodinger's Cat thought experiment. Schrodinger's cat goes like this:

A cat is put in a box and a state of the subatomic particle determines the outcome. So if the Geiger counter detects radiation the cat is dead when poison is released. So the cat would be in a live-dead state until the box is opened.

I believe Schrodinger came up with this experiment to argue against the Copenhagen Interpretation. It was sort of a reductio ad absurdum or an absurb argument to prove a point.

What he did was prove that choice is the fundamental property of the universe. This means the universe is digital.

The Quantum Choice experiment says this:

Say you put a cat into a soundproof box and you set up the experiment in the same way as Schrodinger.

The outcome of this event is determined by the choice of the observer. If the observer chooses to open the box or to not open the box. Ergo, it all comes down to choice (I know, I know another Matrix reference but those were some good movies).

You then look at the delayed choice experiment and the quantum eraser delayed choice experiment.

en.wikipedia.org...'s_delayed_choice_experiment
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This shows that choice is a fundamental property of the universe. Like digital physics or Seth Lloyd who thinks the universe is a quantum computer says, everything is 1's and 0's. Everything begins and ends with choice.




posted on May, 26 2009 @ 12:59 PM
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What you say is correct when we look at the Universe as one plane of existence.

But let's say that the Universe is just one from an infinite number of planes, also known as Parallel Universe or Multiverse. This theory assumes that a Universe is created for each choice we make. So in essence we aren't making any choice as we are experiencing all of the possibilities at the same time, just in a different dimension. But don't think that all these dimensions are separate. On the other hand they are all connected and actually very close to each other; from a 3-D perspective quantum phycisists believe these parallel universes to be only a few microns apart. Thus we are also connected to every other us, although on a subconscious level.

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posted on May, 26 2009 @ 01:40 PM
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Could our reality then consist of so-called "committed" quantum effects? Might dark matter be "un-committed" quantum effects? Could some individuals have the perception for the different possibilities until they are "committed" and locked into our present reality?



posted on May, 30 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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Could dark matter be all the other, almost infinite, realities existing along side us?
Microns apart or just vibrating at a different frequency so as to appear invisible to each other.



posted on May, 30 2009 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by platosallegory

The thought experiment is an extension of the Schrodinger's Cat thought experiment.


Go on, I'm somewhat familiar with the concept ...



en.wikipedia.org...

This shows that choice is a fundamental property of the universe. Like digital physics or Seth Lloyd who thinks the universe is a quantum computer says, everything is 1's and 0's. Everything begins and ends with choice.


Not exactly ...

It is a version of the quantum eraser experiment:


In physics, the quantum eraser experiment is a double-slit experiment that demonstrates several laws of quantum mechanics, including wave-particle duality, which seeks to explain certain wave and particle properties of matter, complementarity, and the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics, which outlines the idea that, in quantum mechanics, to gain an accurate measurement of one aspect of certain experimental subjects is to lose precision in its counterpart (much like attempting to view both sides of a coin at once). The experiment also utilizes a special crystal for its ability to produce photon pairs from a single photon and the use of an interferometer to explore the wave-like nature of an object.


What it does show, as quantum theory/mechanics always does, is that the observable universe is fundamentally subjective in nature.

"Choice" is but one interpretation of subjectivity perhaps applicable in this case if only for the fact that you "chose" to make it so.



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