Wave Function Collapse (Part 2)

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  • Chris Thompson  On September 16, 2012 at 6:31 AM

    I have a chemical ice pack. It is a clear water mixture inside a clear elastic envelope. In the fluid and inside the envelope is a quarter dollar sized clicker disk. You bend it and it clicks – when it clicks, the shock begins a local endothermic reaction which freezes the water inside the envelope. The freezing reaction begins around the clicker and spreads outward from that point. The ice pack is reusable. After melting of the ice, the entire chemical reaction is reset by boiling in a kettle of water to put back the heat. The ice pack is reusable.

    Watching this makes me wonder about space itself and whether normal space could be the result of the shock of the big bang setting off a reaction which spreads outward creating normal space from a pre-existing dark space. Dark is a buzzword used to indicate unknown phenomena.


  • Chris Thompson  On September 16, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    It is not clear to me whether space parts to allow matter to pass by or whether space simply passes through matter. What could gravitational lensing tell us about this?


  • Chris Thompson  On September 16, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    I am so curious about the possibilities of there being “types of space” since it is not clear to me that any edge of the universe is known. Beyond the expanding edge of the known universe possibly there is yet another type of space which is rapidly coalescing into the usual type of space that we “know.”


  • vinaire  On January 31, 2013 at 6:23 AM

    I simply observe without knowingly interfering with what i am observing.

    I don’t even worry about whether I am interfering with what I am observing. If it happens, it happens and I note it. That is part of observation.



  • Anonymous  On October 22, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    I have always wondered if anyone considered that if the randomness that is thought to be present until a system is looked, at might indicate that we all experience something different as we make daily observations. How do I know that what I am experiencing is the same thing the next person is.


    • Chris Thompson  On October 22, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      This is a very good question to contemplate. What do you come up with when you think about it?


  • Adrien  On October 22, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    I have always wondered if anyone considered that since it is thought that once a system is observed that it collapses to a single detectable state, that it is possible that we all may observe something different. Maybe what I am observing is only observed by me and others observe what is unique to them. This might even indicate that a life where I see certain negative and positive aspects may be totally different for each other person in the world.


    • Chris Thompson  On October 22, 2013 at 9:29 PM

      This is a constructive place to look and to wonder.

      I have had some pleasing results along this line when I consider how fractal mathematics might be able to describe the underpinning of the world around me. Possibly our DNA follows such a code or language. Possibly the mathematical action of iteration to create the fractal coordinate plays a part?

      This is really fun for me to consider.


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