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To: UCANSEE2
“For example, if the first one is measured and collapses into the up state, the second one will instantly collapse into the down state, even if it’s light-years away.”

Which is one of the reasons Einstein called it "Spooky". The "communications" happen "instantaneously", IOW, faster than the speed of light.

Understanding this on a deeper level might have all sorts of "interesting" consequences and applications.

13 posted on 06/08/2009 8:53:36 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

I’ve always thought the two entangled, separated particles are adjacent in some higher dimension, or even occupy the same space in the higher dim, making speed of light constraints moot. But I don’t have the quantitative IQ to even start on a mathematical exploration of the concept.


15 posted on 06/08/2009 9:05:03 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: El Gato
The "communications" happen "instantaneously", IOW, faster than the speed of light.

Is it really 'communication'?

Or is it the result of matched sets which must maintain a balance?

Like a teeter-totter. If one pushes down on the seat, the other seat, around eight feet away, instantaneously goes up.

The mystery, to us, is the pipe in the middle.

23 posted on 06/09/2009 5:48:40 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: El Gato
Which is one of the reasons Einstein called it "Spooky".

It should be regarded as a quantum-style conservation law, in this case conservation of spin angular momentum. (teeter-totter)

25 posted on 06/09/2009 6:00:42 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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