Many Worlds Interpretation

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    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Sorry, no. Unless she’s making up her mind based on the outcome of a single quantum event, such as the decay of a radioactive atom.

    unknown
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    @ reboot : Welcome to the wonderful world of women.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    you’ve got a good point there, unknown

    Ando
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    That makes less sense than an episode of Lost.

    diabeetus
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    Makes you wonder…

    natedog
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    i was playing hacky sack in the living room with my 10 year old daughter, when the bag rolled under the television.

    a couple of minutes later, the 2 year old boy threw the hacky sack up in the air, where it landed behind the TV in exactly the same spot as it had been 2 minutes earlier.

    my daughter commented on how it took 2 different trips to the same spot. So i took a moment to explain to her the double slit experiment that is at the heart of Quantum Physics…

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    @natedog, I’m just wondering, what does a hacky sack landing in the same place twice have to do with the double slit experiment?

    natedog
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    well, the hacky sack can represent the photon, and the 2 paths it took to get behind the TV can represent the 2 slits in the screen.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Oh, I know what the double slit experiment is (besides a 3-some sex position 🙂 ), but a hacky-sac really doesn’t have any of the properties of a photon. In particular, its doesn’t have any wave-particle duality behavior and the outcome of the experiment isn’t changed by the method of observation. It’s as non-quantum as you can get.
    Not trying to criticize your parenting, I just think its funny that you would be randomly trying to teach your daughter about QM principles that you yourself barely understand.

    natedog
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    @reboot, come on. for one thing, every particle has wave properties, and vice versa. Duality is a central concept in Quantum Mechanics. A hacky sack, like all matter, has wave/particle duality, it is just that the wave aspect is so small. and it was a game of hacky sack, not an experiment. and i didnt say the hacky sack was a photon, i said it represented one. and since it took 2 different routes to get to the same spot, i was reminded of Young’s experiment. and i totally didnt take your post as a critique of my mad skills… Read more »

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    You sound like a good dad, but its just so non-sequitur that’s its funny. Like if you were playing frisbee and suddenly started explaining statistical mechanics. Sure, the principles apply, but in such an abstract way that its hard to draw a connection.
    And what remarkable about wave-particles is not that they take two different paths, but that they take two different paths at the same time.
    I guess I’m making an assumption about your understanding, and that’s rude,but from our previous conversations I kind of doubt you have a profound grasp on QM.

    natedog
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    of course the wave particles travel at the same time.

    the example is not perfect, but it was just a thought i had at the time.

    and you’re wrong about my grasp on QM. it was profound to me when i learned the quirky way subatomic particles work.

    El_Chupachichis
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    I am hoping the Many Worlds interpretation is correct. Somewhere out there, I’m banging a Victoria’s Secret Model or similar.

    /giving that quantum iteration of me a high five
    //ignoring the quantum iteration of me getting buttraped in prison

    The Lawnmower
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    garbledxmission
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    don’t bother natedog, reboot is an insufferable know it all who is so incredibly insecure he feels the need to trumpet his education to anyone that doesn’t post observations at the level of Stephen Hawking. But then, I guess when you spend the majority of your life immersed to the eyeballs in the fast paced, exciting, glamorous world of quantum chemistry it doesn’t leave much room for developing a fucking personality.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Everything that garbledxmission wrote is true, especially the insecure part. Every word I write is a cry for your approval.



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