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Now, what does this have to do with predictions? Well....everything. If our reality is made up entirely of these particles, and they are splitting into infinite realities and possibilities, what happens when we try to observe them split at a moment in time....say, in the instance of a prediction of any given time frame? I theorize that the sameeffect would occur, and the prediction would not happen BECAUSE it is being observed.
They weren't getting a window into another dimension, although it may seem like they did. The particle was a "cloud" of possibilities on such a primal level with no direct conscious observation that it matters not whether it takes one path or all paths at once. But all of those possibilities are occurring within our dimension for us to see.
I forgot to mention that the physicist realized that the splitting particles were not replicating in our dimension, but rather splitting, allowing the physicists to observe them existing in all possible dimensions at once. They had a "window" into another dimension by way of these particles!
So, therein lies the rub....a prediction can only come true if it is not publicized, but once it is publicized, then attention gets focused on it, causing reality to become aware that it's being observed.
Schrödinger's Cat: A cat, along with a flask containing a poison and a radioactive source, is placed in a sealed box shielded against environmentally induced quantum decoherence. If an internal Geiger counter detects radiation, the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when we look in the box, we see the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead.
According to objective collapse theories, superpositions are destroyed spontaneously (irrespective of external observation) when some objective physical threshold (of time, mass, temperature, irreversibility, etc.) is reached. Thus, the cat would be expected to have settled into a definite state long before the box is opened. This could loosely be phrased as "the cat observes itself", or "the environment observes the cat".
But, I can't get past the problem of having so many people expecting and thinking of a particular outcome, only to have it not happen.
Originally posted by Gseven
I do believe that all predictions are true. In some dimension of reality they DO come true.