Re: TECH: Quantum Head Job

From: John Clark (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 10:20:49 MDT

Mike Lorrey <> Wrote:

> The question though, John, is whether you can use two hunks of BEC
> (which obviously have an observable rest state) as entangled items, thus
> each can act as a speaker for the other's needle. Bump one, and you've
> bumped the other.

Two coins are entangled quantum mechanically, I have one, you a billion
light years away have the other. I flip my coin 10 times, like any coin I have
no control over how it lands. I get THHTHTTHTH and think " yes, that sequence
looks pretty random". At the same time a billion light years away you flip your coin
ten times and get THHTHTTHTH and think "yes, that sequence looks pretty random".
I get into my spaceship and head for your house at 99% the speed of light.
A billion years later we meet and I tell you my sequence and you tell me yours, and
it is only then that we know the coins have been instantly and powerfully influencing
each other, but there is no way to use that fact to exchange information.

             John K Clark

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