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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by Moduli
Also, no faster than light communication happens in quantum mechanics. Wave function collapse does not transmit any information of any kind.
quantum entanglement says otherwise. we don't know what triggers wave function collapse, nor much about it at all.
an experiment was performed where two particles traveling the exact same speed on a collision course was set up in an attempt to get around the heisenburg uncertainty principle. they were going to measure the position of one, and the momentum of the other and thereby know both for each particle. they found when they measured one, the other particle changed instantaneously so that both the position and momentum of a particle could not be known at the same time. this hints at a higher structure to the universe than we have yet described.
the issues between quantum mechanics and relativity haven't been sorted out yet.
Originally posted by IndieA
Time and space co-exist. When you look at the stars, you are seeing what they looked like in the past.
Therefore anything that exists in the physical realm is subject to the speed of light constraint.
Perhaps the soul can travel faster then light.
edit on 15-3-2012 by IndieA because: sp
Originally posted by neoholographic
There has to be a particle that travels faster than light because of non locality. Many people talk about non locality as "spooky action at a distance."
we know that observation will collapse the wave function, we just have no idea why aside from the fact that it will make it our reality.
Are you sure that time and space co-exist? What about yesterday? Right, it's gone. It doesn't exist anymore. What about tomorrow? It's a whole day until tomorrow exists. What about a second ago? Or the next second? The only existance is what exists right now. Every moment can be split up into past and future. The moment which really exists is infinately small? It's 0. Time doesn't exist. Space-time, just maybe.
Its also too bad that all sources I could find are 2000. Do you know of any more recent progress in this area?
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by -PLB-
the past and future have to be just as solid as the present for them to have happened, just "farther away".
2D is to 3D as 3D is to 4D. dimensions form a repeating pattern of lines, squares, and cubes. a straight line moved in a new direction makes a square, a square moved in a new direction makes a cube, a cube becomes a new "point" that forms a line when moved in a new direction, then that line of cubes becomes a square, then the square becomes a cube etc.
if you exist in a dimension, you can only truly see lower dimensions completely. for instance, i can draw a square on a piece of paper and see both inside and outside at the same time, but if a 2D dot is placed in the square, it could only "see" the inside. in the same way, a person inside a cube of concrete cannot see both the inside and outside, but someone in the 4th dimension could.
it's all theory at this point, and we're limited by our perceptions, but the above is the best i've been able to reason.