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Message: This Cat

Maybe Poet is like Shrodingers cat, simultaneously alive and dead, until one looks at it? :) Stop looking at Poet folks!


"Schrödinger's cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e., a single atom decaying), the flask is shattered, releasing the poison, which kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive anddead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat eitheralive or dead, not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses into one possibility or the other."

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