Re: Universal non-point of light

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 03 Feb 1997 18:57:29 -0500

Hal Finney wrote:
> From: Michael Lorrey <>
> > From this, we can see that it becomes
> > possible to communicate at faster than light speeds. Using a reference
> > light source, at point C, individuals at points A and B can communicate
> > by using devices that only have a 50% chance of receiving a photon at
> > any given moment. Like the classic cat experiment, by using binary 1s
> > and 0s to selectively observe and not observe the reference source of
> > photons, we selectively collapse and fail to collapse the wave function.
> No, you can't communicate using such a device! This is the original
> EPR paradox, and as has been discussed here recently, Bell's work does
> imply that something strange is going on here. But there are no results
> that I am aware of in standard QM which would allow communication via
> the faster-than-light connections which are often invoked to explain
> the results.
> Hal
I thought that scientists had just demonstrated a laser device that
shows an ability to observe a quantum state without influencing the
quanta (i.e. Heisenberg)? Given this, an FTL comm device is possible.

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