Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: Does quantum entanglement allow instantaneous information transfer?« on: 23/04/2018 15:13:36 »
Quote from: OPAs part of the original OP I stated that a photon does not experience time or distance. Could all points in space be connected via another unfolded dimension. When asking this I am very loosely drawing on M theories membrane of space which all the strings are connected to, foreshortening of distance suggested by relativity, various Quantum theories, and a few wild ideas. I may be drawing the wrong conclusions.
Possibly we don’t need extra dimensions. Could it be that David Bohm was there way ahead of us? In his reasoning about the “implicate order”, a quon on one side of the Universe is the quon on the other side, and is everything in between as well.
The entanglement we perceive, and the apparent transfer of information, equates to an interpretation of Bohm’s “explicate order”. It is the 3+1-dimensional shadow of the underlying infinite reality.
Viewed in this context, "spooky action at a distance" is no longer either “spooky” nor is it “action at a distance”.
A measurement is simply the translation of infinite quantum reality, which we cannot see directly, into our limited perception of reality.
Is it surprising that it looks weird?
Yes, I think that it is very important to remember that the whole universe is connected. It is much easier for us mere mortals to consider small, simple, self-contained (closed) systems, with well-defined boundaries (both in space and time). But this is not an accurate depiction of reality. All experiments "on QM systems" must be understood not just as the system of interest, but also including all of the setup, surrounding apparatus etc. and really the whole universe.
It is interesting to note that several QM properties are completely independent of space or spatial factors. For instance spin (which is often the crux of entanglement-related thought experiments/real experiments). This website ( http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/qmech/Quantum/node88.html ) discusses the notion of "spin space" which is completely independent from "location space". It is very technical (sorry), but perhaps of interest for some of the readers.
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