reply to post by neoholographic
I know QM is weird and difficult to understand and incomparable yada yada, but let me try to make analogies to further understand this situation.
So a quantum bit of information, or particle, is what would be used in this FTL experiment. And from what I hear, once measured the quantum particle
can be in one of two states, and when entangled, once the particle that is measured is measured, its entangled partner particle will register the
So can an analogy be made with quarters? (if quantum particles were quarters) Heads and tails are the two states. You and I 'entangle our
quarters', and place them in special boxs, and I travel to the moon. When you measure your quarter and it reads Heads, mine will be tails the moment
you measured yours right? The supposition aspect can be fulfilled by me saying before you made the measurement the quarter was jostling around every
So now its said the universe is much more dynamic (in a sense, fluid and organic) in the way that the totality of each individual smallest bit of
matter/energy are not like solid quarters with two distinguishable states. It would be semi more accurate to say it would be like all current human
coin systems, and how they can come together to make things like dollars and beyond, and those dollars can make things like homes and cars, and those
coins can also be smelted to make a multitude of various things...but anyway,
K, so the universe, I would think would have to have an exact net worth or budget, a total maximum amount of energy or material. Even though energy
cannot be created or destroyed implies an infinite amount, there must be that exact quantity of energy that is not being created or destroyed. So it
is like how a million legos can be arranged in a multitude of different ways, orders and patterns, but with the universe its more like a septrillion
gagillion bagillion legos that can turn into different kinds of legos with no time limit. it is in a specific order right now, but will be different
later, a tree is a tree now, its fruit eaten by a man, and man uses that energy to create a family, uses the tree to make a table, centuries later,
the table is burned, its contents transformed again.
Ok, so how possibly can quantum entanglement FTL work?
How does entanglement work, what does it mean? How is a particle entangled?
Im assuming the reason for all the quantom fuzziness and superposition is because a tiny bit of quantom particle removed from a stable environment and
placed in a volume it cannot remain stable in, will react to every physical variable that goes on around it. And at the smallest scale this is
constantly going on, though forms have established long ago that have locked an order and trend in place, to construct atoms, and large scale
structures, and once the small has made the big, the big can affect the small.
So because there is all this constant movement, and changing of forms, and velocities and momentum's affecting velocities and momentum's,
unthinkable numbers of these particles all affecting one another, it is not entirely thought of these particles as coins, 100 quarters at the big
bang, and 100 quarters now. It is thought there is some physical trajectory businesses, wave function.
So instead of quarters, do I think of this wave as a small rectangular string, like those rectangular shoelaces, and one side can be heads, and the
other tails. Or this wave has much more potential then just heads or tales, because waves can have a frequency, vertical or lateral, depends how you
look i guess, and the environmental context, also could spiral.
So now with my earlier quarter analogy these are now long wavy shoelacey quarters, and so is every bit in the universe, since the beginning, it is
like a wavy web. I personally dont think its the case that these wavefunctions have physical implications and presence in the past, that is to say, i
cant affect the most forefront point of the quarter string by waving my hand at the wave trail behind it. I think its more that these wavefunctions
represent the possibilities of a particles over time and in a specific space, according to the details of its immediate environment.
The only analogous mechanism I can think of ( after very little thought on the subject) would be a rectangular sturdy metal beam. It could be 100
feet, or a million. Theoretical turn it over from one end, and the other end would instantly turn as well. Problems with this idea, if one side was
heads, other tails, the opposite ends would not be opposite states like in entanglement, also there is quite obviously a physical bridge connecting
the two ends, if FTL entanglement stuff is true and real, the physical bridge is thus far undetectable and unimaginable(?).