Monday, May 5, 2008

you are rubber and I am glue

Weird things in my stream of thought today.

I recall reading about quantum superposition theory once upon a time and thinking to myself - "That means that this is _my_ universe."

It's not an obvious logical progression to get here from there, so let me explain a little...

If this theory is correct (discounting quantum decoherence theory), there has to be one single thread that is holding _this_ universe together. Now, the exactness of _this_ is debatable, but so is the exactness of _me_ in this context.

The gist is this. Every quantum state that is possible is. Because I experience a continuous thread of existence - and the only one that I am capable of verifying - I am the glue that holds my universe together. An infinity of other universes exist that correspond to every other possible state, and you are all transient occupants of my universe, then instantly evaporate into another of these as soon as a new quantum wave function collapses.

So - you're rubber, and I'm glue.

Don't piss me off, or I'll stop thinking about you.

1 comment:

Molly said...

Yeah, I don't get it but you sure do got a lot of smarts.