Matti Pitkanen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 2 Apr 1999 13:59:16 +0300 (EET DST)
On Sat, 20 Mar 1999, ca314159 wrote:
> Matti Pitkanen wrote:
> > In QM entanglement is one of the most QM:eish phenomena and plays key
> > role in quantum compute sciencer. Schrodinger cat provides the standard
> > example of entanglement. The state of cat and bottle of poison is
> > superposition of cat dead-bottle open and cat alive-bottle closed states.
> The states of entangled particles (events) can both be measured, but
> not so for the dead and alive (states) of a S-cat.
My viewpoint is that the state of cat can be in principle measured and if
measurement answers to the question 'Dead or alive?' measurement means
quantum jump leading to state 'dead' or 'alive'. Moment of
consciousness is in TGD framework nothing but quantum measurement. Note
also that Schrodinger cat paradox disappears. In entangled states there is
no consciousness: when quantum jumps giving information about the state
of cat happens, it leads to dead or alive state: moment of consciousness
makes world classical.
> The frequency components of a radio wave can be separated, but not
> so for wavefunctions which are abstract probabilistic waves.
The separation of wave functions is possible when they are unentangled
with states of measuring instrument which in turn are entangled with
states of brain.
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