Fox News hits us with a really freaky piece of news. If you have ever wondered what’s the real nature of your reality, well, there’s a brand new study which suggests that there are TWO different versions of the reality. This is true at least at the quantum level.
In a pre-published study which can be found in arXiv there’s data that details more on the complex idea that two people can see the very same photon but they can come to different conclusions about it. The thing is that they would both still be correct.
Observations in quantum mechanics
“In quantum mechanics, the objectivity of observations is not so clear, most dramatically exposed in Eugene Wigner’s eponymous thought experiment where two observers can experience fundamentally different realities,” the researchers wrote in the study.
They continue and explain that “While observer-independence has long remained inaccessible to empirical investigation, recent no-go-theorems construct an extended Wigner’s friend scenario with four entangled observers that allows us to put it to the test.”
In order to test the whole idea, researchers have designated two laboratories and each of them involved an experimenter and their pal.
Experts then introduced two pairs of enlarged photons which allowed for their fates to be intertwined.
They have also introduced people, not real people, but represented observers, in order to measure one photon in the pair and then record the results. The process was supposed to be repeated for the second photon using quantum memory.
Back in 1961 when Wigner has introduced the whole concept that eventually became “Wigner’s friend” only a single scenario has been used. This was doubled with the new experiment and the results that were discovered over 50 years ago were still true.
“It seems that, in contrast to classical physics, measurement results cannot be considered absolute truth but must be understood relative to the observer who performed the measurement,” Martin Ringbauer, one of the study’s authors told Live Science.
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