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Photon 2-3 observed


For the moment we restrict to photons coming from atoms A and B only.

                    

Fig. 8: The black ring consists of photodetecting material.
Shown electrons in 1), 2) and 3) are designated to be identical. Then photon A is more energetic than photon B. Photons C and D are designated to follow the same paths as the photons A and B but are about half their respective energies then.


In our local environment we have measured the electron-state and entered it to be as in 1), 2) and 3). We have not yet measured the photon as long as it hasnít reached the black ring. We experience the photon as a superposition of states 1), 2) and 3).

Possibility 4) demands a different electron-state. The electron, started from a standstill, remains at rest there. It canít develop a velocity-state like in 1), 2) and 3).

And possibility 3) incorporates 4 couplings while possibilities 1) and 2) only use 2 each (one for absorption and one for emission). This reduces the contribution in the wavefunction of possibility 3) with a factor 100, compared with the contributions of 1) and 2).

So for practical use this leaves us again with only possibilities 1) and 2) in our local environment.

(For gluons - in stead of photons - this reduction would not have taken place!)

How do things look from an outside observer? Letís recapitulate a thing or two. An atom like A may exist or not exist. If existing the photon from A heading for our electron may exist or not exist. If the photon exists we may observe it or not. As observed from our local environment there are 4 possibilities for the existence of photons coming from atoms A and B: 1) A but not B; 2) B but not A; 3) A and B; 4) neither A nor B, see fig. 8. Every us experiences the outside as a superposition of all 4 possible outside observers. When contacted we enter one of them.

When in our local environment both photons exist so do the atoms (1 state).
         (In red the atoms A and B respectively, dot = existing, circle = not existing)

When in our local environment the photon from atom A exists but the photon from atom B escapes detection (it can just pass by or it can not exist) then atom B remains in superposition of existing and not-existing (2 states).
      


When the photon from atom B exists but the photon from atom A escapes detection then atom A remains in superposition of existing and not-existing (2 states).
      


When both photons are not observed in our local environment, both atoms remain in superposition of existing and not-existing - with 4 possibilities to enter then (4 states).
      
      
      


So a local environment of A (for us that is an outside observer, 1 out of the 4 possible outside observers) experiences 4 of us (2 times 2) in a superposition of in total 9 states (3 times 3):

  Us observing 2 photons, thus having entered atoms A and B both existing (1);
  Us observing photon from A thus having entered A existing, experiencing (2) B existing and (3) B not existing in superposition;
  Us observing photon from B thus having entered B existing, experiencing (4) A existing and (5) A not existing in superposition;
  Us observing no photons, experiencing existing in superposition (6) A but not B; (7) B but not A; (8) A and B; (9) neither A nor B.

The local environment of A knows itself and thus has already entered one of the possibilities A existing or A not existing. Each state in a superposition has a reality-experience of its own. If A exists then at least this reality-experience consists of a virtual photon emitted by A and immediately thereafter reabsorbed again by A, as a decoherence-effect needed for self-knowledge. The photon makes A enter the existing state out of a superposition of states, in some of which it isnít existing. It observes it selves by the photon and in doing so enters the existing state. The paths of the self-confirming virtual photon then determine the spacetime of its universe: ordinary 4-dim spacetime or one of the described torus-shaped spacetimes that are embedded in a more-dimensional space. Or a combination of them. Or a superposition of those spacetimes. A torusshape, especial a very small one, does provide an easy way for the virtual photon to be reabsorbed by its origin.


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My brother Sham is an Agnostic. Those people say humans cannot know something/anything from the “first cause” (God, the absolute) or in general from the supernatural.

If you cannot know e.g. whether there is a God or not, then those states are indistinguishable. Quantum mechanics then says these states go in superposition. They exist at the same place and same time without seeing each other, and this remains so until something - an observation - decides. There isnít one Thruth, there are more! And when it finally turns out there IS one Truth, this not necessary has always been the case...

I believe in physics. Physics over God, something like that.

I am standing on a plain, it is cold here. I have an appointment, I should meet a person that knows the Meaning of Life. In the distance I see a person P, wearing a jacket, hooded, hiding its age, sex and race.

We cannot read minds. When you see a person, the thoughts of that person are unknown. You know P is there, you can see. But the thoughts are unknown.

Well, letís go and ask!

I think the thougts of P are in a superposition of all possible thoughts that P could have had there, at that moment. The thoughts must have had its origin in the present you observe and the past you remember. The thought-path must obey the laws of physics.

You observe your local environment. The unobserved parts around this are in superposition of all possible surrounding that could have surrounded your local environment, according to the laws of physics in your local environment.

Each of these surroundings has a superposition of pasts that could have led to it, each past accompanied by a fitting future.

And in each of these 4-dimenional spacetimes P is in a superposition of all the thoughts P could possibly have had in that particular spacetime.

There is no point in asking what a person is thinking. It will turn out to be a choice out of the superposition, determining your 4-dim spacetime a little bit more. But the answer you find is always infinitely less than it was before it was given.

There is no point to an answer.

I stopped asking for the meaning of life. We cannot distinguish between the several possible meanings and therefore quantum mechanics says they all superpose. Even 42.

You can find a Truth; enter one world out of the superposition. You can choose your meaning of life by state reduction, spoiling the superposition. But I donít. I believe in physics, I believe in the Sea of Possibilities. And I stopped searching, stopped asking for the meaning of life, since there is no point in finding an answer.

I am standing on a plain, it is cold here. I have an appointment, I should meet a person that knows the Meaning of Life. In the distance I see a person P, wearing a jacket, hooded, hiding its age, sex and race.

Here I am, waiting. What am I doing here?

Oktober 2012