Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Do We Create the Reality by Observing

SeeD Magazine
Anton Zeilinger heads up the IQOQI lab in Vienna. Photograph by Mark Mahaney.
Zeilinger and his group have only just begun to consider the grand implications of all their work for reality and our world. Like others in their field, they had focused on entanglement and decoherence to construct our future information technology, such as quantum computers, and not for understanding reality. But the group’s work on these kinds of applications pushed up against quantum mechanics’ foundations. To repeat a famous dictum, “All information is physical.” How we get information from our world depends on how it is encoded. Quantum mechanics encodes information, and how we obtain this through measurement is how we study and construct our world.Do we create the world just by looking at it?

Interesting question and article by Seed Magazine.


RBM said...

Nice post hehehe.

On a related note regarding the human potential to create the reality it finds itself sensing I cam across one Jeff Lieberman ( at a MBTf thread.

He arrived at a change in perspective from the majority viewpoint through a reductive logical methodology (

This perspective is one I've had for a long time but here it is in his own words from the transcript of the TEDxCambridge video:

"Maybe I’m not a human being that has consciousness. Maybe I’m consciousness that is shaped into a human being.".

Thought I'd share :-)

PlatoHagel said...

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