Dark Matter: The Theory of Schrodinger’s Cat Meets Rick & Morty

6 Aug

No, not really. But kind of. This is a trippy sci-fi, WTH just happened there novel by an author who does a great job with it.

As a quick review for those of you not quite up on your quantum superpositions: “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.”

And that is what happens here – multiple selves, multiple futures, multiple pathways. Read it with a clear head. Enjoy.

 

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