Re: TECH: Quantum Head Job

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 16:47:37 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> So I am trying to send you a '1' bit as opposed to an '0' bit. When you
> are listening, you are observing every few planck time units, while I am
> observing constantly. You record a pattern of UUUUUUUUUU in your
> observations, which is a rather low probability series of observations
> if the other end is not being observed (i.e. randomness), but if it is
> observed, it is consistent with its state being maintained by constant
> observation. Therefore, a random pattern of observations would mean the
> other end isn't being observed, and a non-random pattern means the other
> end is under constant observation (i.e. its state is being maintained).

This is a gorgeous scheme, but doesn't a single observation - on either
end - destroy the entanglement?

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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