Friday, May 22, 2020

A New Quantum Entanglement Record

One of the points I make in discussing my quantum information model of magick is that if consciousness is indeed a manifestation of higher-order quantum information structures, the creation of such structures must be physically possible. So far, what we've found is that it is possible to create quantum entanglement within relatively small sets of particles. That's significant because in effect, a set of entangled particles is exactly the sort of higher-order structure that I'm talking about. The greater the number of particles involved, the greater complexity of their entanglement links, and the greater resilience those links have, the more likely it is that consciousness could indeed be such a structure.

A recent physics experiment scaled up the number of entangled atoms that can be observed into the trillions. This is an important finding for the quantum consciousness model and by extension the quantum information model of magick. If this sort of large scale entanglement had been shown to be impossible, it would probably have been back to the drawing board for me and my model of magick, spirits, and pretty much everything else esoteric. The researchers also discovered that the entanglement links created were more robust than previously thought - another key finding supporting the notion of higher-order quantum information structures.

Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon that’s as bizarre as it is fragile. Entangled particles are thought to lose this inexplicable link when exposed to outside factors. But now, physicists have managed to produce hot clouds of trillions of entangled atoms, breaking quantity records and showing that entanglement isn’t as fragile as previously thought.

Pairs or groups of particles can become so intertwined that measuring the state of one will instantly change properties of the others, no matter how far apart they are. That sounds weird enough already, but the implications threaten to undo our entire understanding of physics. Somehow, information seems to be sent between them much faster than the speed of light, which is meant to be impossible.

Einstein himself didn’t believe it at first, deriding it as “spooky action at a distance” and instead blaming hidden variables. But decades of experiments have shown that quantum entanglement is indeed the real deal, and we’re already starting to exploit the phenomenon for new technologies, such as faster and more secure communication networks.

But one problem is that this link between particles is very fickle, so tiny disturbances from other particles or events can disentangle them. To prevent that from happening, most experiments and technologies that use quantum entanglement can only work at ultracold temperatures – close to absolute zero (-273.15 °C, -459.67 °F). At that point almost all movement stops, so there’s no disturbances to break the link.

Of course, that extreme cooling isn’t practical for commercial or consumer products, so scientists are trying to find ways to make quantum entanglement possible at warmer temperatures. Past research has succeeded at room temperature, and now it’s been done under even hotter conditions.

The new study was conducted by researchers at ICFO, Hangzhou Dianzi University, and the Technical University of Valencia. The team mixed rubidium metal with nitrogen gas, and heated it up to 176.9 °C (350.3 °F). At that temperature, the metal vaporizes, causing free rubidium atoms to float around the chamber. There they become entangled with each other, and the team can measure that entanglement by shining a laser through the gas.

The researchers observed as many as 15 trillion entangled atoms in the gas, which they say is about 100 times more than any other experiment. Interestingly, the entanglement seemed to link atoms that aren’t necessarily close to each other – between any given pair are thousands of other atoms, each with their own partners.

But the most intriguing part of the study is that the entangled state might not be as fragile as scientists had thought. In this hot, energetic gas, the atoms are constantly bouncing off each other, yet the quantum connections remain. It seems that the collisions don’t destroy the entanglement but pass it along to other atoms.

In the illustration above, you can think of the blue circles as the atoms themselves and the yellow linking them as the higher-order quantum information structure connecting them. Also, keep in mind that this structure is not limited to two particles. Experiments demonstrating Bell's Theorem with inequalities have demonstrated that groups of particles can become entangled, not just pairs. Not only that, according to these latest findings they can be passed along between atoms and by extension groups of atoms through interaction - without the original structure being destroyed. That's huge. It means that an interaction between a group of entangled particles (a structure) may not destroy that structure but expand it. This allows the complexity of the original structure to increase over time.

We're getting there, folks. I remain convinced that my model of magick is correct, or at least as correct as anything else out there. If physics discoveries keep backing up the underlying ideas, it means that we're closing in on a model of how paranormal forces act upon the material world. That's a big deal - showing that (A) magick does act on the physical world and (B) how that whole process happens. As always, here on Augoeides I'll keep you posted on any significant new developments that I come across.

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Alex Scaraoschi said...

That looks great, but means nothing if the spirits are not being conjured into physical appearance!


Scott Stenwick said...

Yeah, physical appearance that nobody can photograph, videotape, or whatever. Which is entirely different from the English language definition of "physical."

If we were talking physical appearance and defining our terms right, one genuine video of an evoked spirit would settle the issue. But I suspect the folks who like throwing "physical appearance" around haven't done that because they can't.

Alex Scaraoschi said...


Counterfeit lion-skin belt?!

Scott Stenwick said...

Go with the cheetah skin gloves every time. Cast like a master but faster!

Alex Scaraoschi said...

I don't know how to comment using photos, so here's the link to one: