Luck, awareness and quantum entanglement
11/19/2016 11:11:00 AM
I’ve been thinking about how lucky I am lately. I've always just related this to my optimistic outlook and predisposition for happiness and laughter. I've been made aware recently that I should perhaps question whether or not luck exists. I had to turn to quantum mechanics to begin to rationalize it all to myself. I thought first of Schrödinger's cat. The idea that the cat was both alive and dead (Quantum superposition) in both states at the same time until the cat was observed. In this case are we not all real-life Schrödinger's cats? We exist in a quantum entanglement within an incalculably immense universe that at any moment any number of good or bad things could happen; and perhaps they really all do happen simultaneously.

Getting back to quantum entanglement; The basic idea is that two particles can be intimately linked to each other even if separated by billions of light-years of space; a change induced in one will affect the other. Does this explain love? Einstein and others considered such behavior to be impossible, as it violated the local realist view of causality (Einstein referring to it as "spooky action at a distance") Particles can be seen in excited or non excited states that change with random observation.

Nasa Jet Propulsion laboratory wrote an article called “Particles in Love: Quantum Mechanics Explored in New Study

Technology used to study the "love" between particles is also being used in research to improve communications between space and Earth. “And so, what began as the study of "love" between particles is contributing to innovations in communications between space and Earth. "Love makes the world go 'round," and it may, in a sense, help us learn about other worlds.”

Well that sounds both lucky and and love-ly, and so does this… Quantum Entanglement: Love on a Subatomic Scale

Perhaps the question “does luck exist?” is unanswerable for paradoxical reasons. Perhaps it exists and doesn’t exist based on our awareness and observations. Kind of like this duck and rabbit. Both existing at the same time. I suppose it doesn't change my believe in luck, but gives me the option to know that it randomly might not exist, or exist at the same time.

Rabbit Duck
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