posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 12:16 PM
I think so. After scientist put a visible object in a state of superposition that answers a lot of questions for me. Here's the article in nature:
A team of scientists has succeeded in putting an object large enough to be visible to the naked eye into a mixed quantum state of moving and not
The is a remarkable experiment and it says a lot about the nature of reality. See, Copenhagen basically said superposition applies to the microscopic
world and it doesn't apply to macroscopic objects.
Schrodinger's famous thought experiment was designed to show how absurd it was to apply things like superposition to macroscopic objects. So people
will say quantum mechanics is incomplete and there's a link between quantum mechanics and classical physics. This experiment shows there's no link
and everything is quantum.
Classical objects are just macroscopic quantum systems and classical physics is just emergent properties of scale. They emerge when microscopic
objects are entangled.
Here's a hypothetical:
Say you have 5 microscopic objects with 4 eigenstates each. When these microscopic objects become entangled they form one macroscopic object that has
The microscopic objects can calculate their eigenstates simultaneously. The macroscopic object calculates their eigenstates one bit at a time.
This will also lead to quantum computers. This is because quantum computers will carry out computation in Parallel Universes. This is why a quantum
computer with a few hundred atoms will be more powerful than a supercomputer. Just imagine a laptop quantum computer that has more computational power
than a single universe.
This seems to be the best explanation because macroscopic and superposition shouldn't mix or you get Schrodinger's Cat. These universes are parallel
to each other because macroscopic objects don't interfere with each other.
So superposition still occurs in macroscopic objects, it's just interference is taken away because of decoherence and parallel universes with
emergent laws of physics are what's observed.
If Copenhagen was right we shouldn't see any superposition beyond Planck scales but we do.
This is why a 3 dimensional object is described by information encoded on a 2 dimensional surface area 1/4 the size of it's volume. This is because
you need the extra dimensions to describe the entangled states.
If everything is quantum. then parallel universes exist because there isn't any link or hidden variable between microscopic and macroscopic. There
both quantum objects just at different scales.