Schrodinger's Cat and the Doors of Perception

Posted Nov. 16, 2013 by frequencytuner in Open

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commented on Nov. 19, 2013
by dustproduction



Schrödinger's cat:

A cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying), 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 one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses into one possibility or the other.


“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is…infinite.” - William Blake

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