Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Quantum Mind of Next Thursday (show #7)
In the world of next Thursday the human mind will become quantum; that is things won’t be purely wrong or right, but they can also be wrong and right at the same time. For instance the “Liars Paradox” will no longer be a paradox. If you’re unfamiliar with the Liar Paradox let me explain. If I were to say “Everything I say is a lie” you’d think “that’s okay you’re a liar”, but then you’d realize that my statement must also be a lie, which would mean I was telling the truth, therefore being a lie and you’d continue going around and around in circles until you begin frothing at the mouth, eyes begin to bleed and bits of brain would protrude from your nose and ears. Not a pleasant sight I can assure you. The Next Thursday mind will not see this statement as a paradox, but accept it as both true and false at the same time, and have no qualms over this type of logic, therefore happily sitting in the third state of Quantum.
With the new Quantum brains of Next Thursday Schrödinger Cats will become popular; people will happily keep cats in boxes not knowing if they’re alive or dead, but happy in the knowledge that their cat sits in the third quantum state of being both alive and dead at the same time. Niels Bohr ping pong will also become popular with the new Quantum mind of Next Thursday. Where traditional table tennis had a net Niels Bohr ping-pong has a large board obscuring your opponent from view. Two ping-pong ball wide slits run vertically about the centre of the board, through which the ball will pass. The ball is called a fock. It’s your goal to hit your fock through one of the two slits before your opponent hits his fock through one of the two slits. If you manage to pass your fock through a slit it will enter a state of Complimentarity – that is it will have several contradictory properties. The outcome will either be a win, a loss, a draw, a win and a loss, a win and a draw, or a loss and a draw, or none of them, all depending on the spectator’s observation.
I understand all of this may be difficult to comprehend without a Next Thursday Quantum mind. Unfortunately not all primordial brains of last week will be able to make the Quantum leap to the third state, leaving some individuals stranded like a monkeys desperately trying to comprehend the intricacies of the stock market.
All this and more in the world of Next Thursday – five long day from now.