Can You Answer This - Is That Where Schrodinger's Cat Went?

Posted by Michael J. PENNEY on

Have you ever put someone on hold?  Of course you have.

What happens when they put you on you hold?  Is that where Schrodinger's cat went?

Schrödinger wrote:

One can even set up quite ridiculous cases. A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): in a Geiger counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The first atomic decay would have poisoned it. The psi-function of the entire system would express this by having in it the living and dead cat (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts.

It is typical of these cases that an indeterminacy originally restricted to the atomic domain becomes transformed into macroscopic indeterminacy, which can then be resolved by direct observation. That prevents us from so naïvely accepting as valid a "blurred model" for representing reality. In itself, it would not embody anything unclear or contradictory. There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks.

Schrödinger's famous thought experiment poses the question, "when does a quantum system stop existing as a superposition of states and become one or the other?"

So, here is what I pose as a theory, albeit a strange one; When you call me and put me on hold and I put you on the hold, the space in between, that's where Schrodinger's cat went. 


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  • That is very interesting it’s almost as if something you know some consciously when you’re in our kind of a situation of the world we are now but yet I would have never figured out a way to articulated as you have God bless thank you

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