Re: virus: Re: Heisenberg

Dave Pape (
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 23:59:24 GMT

At 15:17 15/01/97 -0500, Alex Wiliams wrote:
> wrote:
>> This reminds me of a calculation Von Neumann attempted: "WHEN does a wave
>> function collapse occur?" His result: it was when the event reached the
>> observer, not when the event supposedly occured.
>I don't see this being the case at all; you can only /tell/ the wave has
>collapsed when you, as an observer, detect it, but there's little basis
>in thinking you have some mystical property that makes waves collapse
>just from your knowing their outcome.

Yeh, but that's Quantum Mechanics for you: /spooky/.

Dave Pape
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