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Quantum Procrastination Options
jim
Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 11:33:20 PM

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A new delayed choice quantum experiment dials up the bizarreness factor. Seth Lloyd calls it "quantum procrastination."

It makes me wonder:

1. If you can control the state of a photon ("We can continuously morph the behavior of the test photon from wavelike to particlelike behavior")

and

2. The test photon, being entangled, demonstrates the same chosen state as the second photon.

and

3. You separate the photons by an arbitrarily large distance,

since

4. The entangled states happen simultaneously

then

Can you not communicate faster than light?

I may be misinterpreting the idea of "continuous morphing" - it isn't clear.

Any thoughts?
ebb101
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 5:02:30 AM
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I'm in the scientific minority on this, but I believe all entanglement is instantaneous communication.
It's all semantics.
When one state is transferred to another state, that is communication. Whether the observer recognizes the state change is a coding problem, not a communication problem.
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