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schrodinger's cat, multiple dimensions and immortality

  1. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    An unusual subject line I expect!

    The theory of schrodinger's cat is a paradoxical thought experiment that illustrates the concept of parallel universes. It has a cat in sealed in a box of some sort with some sort of threat to that cats life sealed in as well like a poison or acid. This theory states that in the moment when the cat could be alive or dead but has not been verified both states exist simultaneously. This theory brings us to quantum suicide and quantum immortality, the basic idea that a person who dies in one parallel universe should survive in another parallel universe as both options clearly exist in the schrodinger cat theory. Now the very nature of our lives is one of being aware that we are alive, so the only possible parallels open to us are the ones in which we are alive.

    So here is my question....

    Is it possible that my perception of life will be one of immortality with every chance for death being denied by the possibility that I could have not died at that moment? Is it possible that there is a parallel universe containing my immortality that will some day be all that is left for my awareness of self to exist within?

    If so poor schrodinger's cat should be just fine and no animals were harmed in the writing of this post smile

  2. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    The great parellel universe debate smile I am still not sure exactly how I feel about that, to be honest I don't know enough about it. I am not sure how you would go about proving it either, although schrodinger seems to be on the right track.

  3. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    The parallel theory helps to neatly describe the dimension of time.  The problem is with time is how can it exist in a forward moving state if it doesn't exist simultaneously in past present and future and if all three states exist in some linear fashion how can we have free will? How can we make choices if our path is pre-determined unless the existing future and past exist in parallel dimensions including every outcome of every decision or circumstance of chance? If time exists as a single point, the present moment only then how can time be relative to speed, how can there even be any forward motion in time if it exists as a single point? It has been proven that objects at speed experience time slower in relation to objects at a lower speed. Inner-space travel has made this possible, astronauts in the international space shuttle move at a different speed to us on earth (faster) and over time age less and their precision clocks run slower then on earth.

    Lets say you can perceive the movement of light through the air when you turn on a light, you got quick eyes big_smile. Now imagine you have a flashlight and are near a train track and are able to switch your flashlight on at the same time as a traveler on the train switches theirs on and you synch it so that both lights come on at the same moment and at its closest point to you. Remember your super quick vision? Well will the light on the train travel faster then the light from your flashlight? Say by exactly the same speed as the train? So your light goes at the speed of light but the light on the train goes at the speed of light plus the speed of the train too. Have you ever noticed on a train how the 'standing still world' seems to be passing by rather quickly. Your traveler on the train should see your light as slower in relation to his speed the way you saw his light as faster and thus your traveler is moving more slowly through time because he is moving faster through space.

    Did that help or was it even more confusing tongue

  4. MikeNV profile image78
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Einstein was not a big fan of Quantum Physics.  And so are all we have from Quantum Physics is theory.

    How many times can you cut a piece of paper in half before you no longer have a tool capable of cutting something so small.

    Do we know that the Atom is in fact the smallest particle?

    I've read a bit about Quantum Mechanics and it is in fact fascinating.

    There are several programs that touch on this... Big Bang Theory made a reference to the "Slit Experiment".  BBC did a show called "How long is a piece of String".

    Quantum Physics is a discovery of the last 100 years yet Sumerians knew about Planets that we have recently discovered over 6,000 years ago.

    Your question really begs the ultimate question:  "What is reality".

    We know our bodies come from the Earth.  We know that we are not our bodys.  If you cut off an arm, you are still the same person minus an arm.  We know that we are not our thoughts.  Because we control our thoughts.

    So what are we?

    And if a photon can in fact be in two places at once and some have speculated travel backwards in time then what?

    Lots of questions few answers.  In the end we can neither be destroyed or live for ever in our current form.  Energy only changes.

    Weird but fascinating stuff.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    very interesting posts here, it does beg that question, what are we? much more than we know. everything is connected. dimensions.

    E=mc2 is fascinating to study and ponder.