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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Prelude to Schrödinger's cat...




It was a dark night way back in 1935. 
Erwin Schrödinger, the Austrian physicist had a brilliant idea. He called it The Schrödinger's cat.


Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as The Greatest Paradox, devised by Erwin Schrödinger. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects, resulting in a Contradiction with Common Sense. The scenario presents a cat that may be both alive & dead at the same time, depending on an earlier random event.


Basically, in the experiment, a cat is placed in a sealed box containing a radioactive source & a glass flask filled with poison. Now, the box has an internal radioactivity monitor, if this internal monitor detects radioactivity then it shatters the glass flask, thus releasing the poison that kills the cat. However, if there is no radioactivity then the glass flask containing poison will not break & the cat may be alive & live forever...


That’s a lie, cats don’t live forever, nothing does. If the cat is kept inside the box for too long then it may die due to loss of oxygen but if the cat has nine lives then it may just make it to another life, reborn as fortune’s child, inside the box. Quite unlikely.


The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously dead & alive. Meaning, if the box is never opened, we may never know whether the cat is alive or dead hence making it both alive & dead at the same time. Yet, when one looks into the box, one sees the cat, alive or dead and definitely not both alive & dead simultaneously. This poses the question of when exactly does quantum superposition end & reality collapses into one single possibility or other.

Or in other words where exactly does a lie end & truth becomes a stark reality to stare you right into the eyes…??


A little confusing...??
Even I was a bit confused, when I experienced it for the first time. But there’s always a first time. A time when that little thing at the back of your neck says, “JUMP”. A time when you think, “It’s now or never”. 
A time when it’s dark and you are alone. You don’t know whether it is an opportunity knocking at the door or else. But you take a chance. You head for the door. 
A time when you don’t think about it but just trust your instincts. 
As you go deeper, you understand the true meaning of it. 
And the more you go deeper, the more interesting & intriguing it becomes....

Just like life... 
The more you think about it, the deeper it seems. The deeper you go, the more you think about it. 
It’s like going round in circles or is it like completing  a journey. Is it the end of it or is it a new beginning.
Or is it too late, by the time you realize it. It may have just slipped through your hands.
Life goes by. Life always goes on. But sooner or later it comes back in a full circle. 
We need to stop somewhere. We have to put our foot down & say, 
“Hey, I think I can do it now, I think my time has come now…”
So is the cat dead or alive...


Look at the picture above. Stare at it for some time. What do you Think. What do you see.
This is not philosophy. This is reality.
Never mind if the cat is alive or dead. Is that what you were thinking about.
What were you thinking about. Do you think your time has come now. JUMP...

I believe that the Schrödinger's cat is alive.
Imagine a simple cat, meowing all her life, drinking milk & scratching & licking, subjected to a controversial yet path-breaking science experiment, involving being kept closed in a box filled with a radioactive source & a flask filled with poison. Kept in the box, till eternity...
Not knowing when it will see the light of the day, not knowing whether it will ever see anything else again. Not losing its mind. Not bending down, not crumbling under pressure, not succumbing to the situation and definitely not being a coward & losing hope.


The box is opened, the cat comes out alive.
Now, she's a true survivor.
Surviving against all odds, surviving to tell the story.

Schrodinger’s cat is alive & ………………
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This video series will be a mix of maybe a million videos & another zillion audios, all taken from the internet. We appreciate & are really Thankful to all their respective original owner's. We just love the concept of Schrodinger's cat & this is our way of bringing it to you. Purely & purposefully, just to make you smile...  So sit back, relax & enjoy...!!


Warm Regards,
Samit
        
www.thinkoutofthebox.in
THINK . COMMIT . DELIVER

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