Spooky Action at a Distance


Two separate particles in an entanglement pool

A soup of possibilities at the same time

Superposition needs absolute cool

It's hard keeping qubits in their prime


Breaking codes with 0s and 1s is out

Qubits don't work within that state

Infinite possibilities are their shout

Complex calculations answered with no wait


Get the measure of the quarry

Those particles in flux, with choices random

They instantly behave the same,and sorry

I've got to say,I just don't understand um .  

  • Author: Philip (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 24th, 2021 12:51
  • Comment from author about the poem: Somehow a particle can be two places at one time. Albert Einstein called it spooky action at a distance. The computer giants have managed to harness these qubits at incredibly low temperatures and because they are in flux and not fixed at 1 or 0 use them to work out complex codes and problems. The instant an entangled particle is measured it\\\'s counterpart is fixed with the same measurement. That\\\'s as far as my knowledge goes!
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  • Doggerel Dave

    Yeh - that makes two (three) of us.
    OK - Leave it there, and let 'em get on with it. I'm cool with that. But it's when the attempt is made to extrapolate this to a concept of parallel universes that my disputatious tendencies tend to kick in.

  • FredPeyer

    Philip, truly enjoyed your poem. Don't understand it either, but you explained it well! You know, no matter how high I jump, there are things that go right over my head.

  • orchidee

    I feel I can possibly understand 'Light is both waves and particles'. Maybe the particles make up the waves?
    I am in three places at once. I am 'me', 'myself', and 'I'. I dunno if I'm coming or going, mind ya! heehee.

  • L. B. Mek

    'Get the measure of the quarry
    Those particles in flux, with choices random
    They instantly behave the same'
    let me suggest take a second to consider (assuming you're not already well versed) that 'Feigenbaum constants' magical figure of 4.669...

    in short my friend, those forgotten Greeks had it right with their Mythological interpretation of Nature's mysteries:
    'it all begins with Chaos, so it would seem'...

  • MendedFences27

    Entangled particles are "Spooky" for sure and disobey Einstein's limit of the speed of light. I cannot perceive the concept nor understand any of the science, but they say it is a basis for Quantum computing, Whatever that is.
    Enjoyed your words of of scientific wonderment. - Phil A

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