Friday, December 31, 2010

Quantum Corrections

When making a comment on a blog I follow regularly, where Schrödinger's Cat was brought to my attention, it had me to wonder, how the quantum reality has changed our view of the world? For instance the old saying is “Curiosity killed the cat” which was to mean that the cat’s curiosity can be its undoing. Now of course with the revelations of Quantum Theory it is the observer's curiosity which can kill the cat, rather than its own. This had me to imagine what other famous quotes could be so altered by this new reality with the one found below coming to mind.

”Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive!”
-Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.

Now today this would have to be changed to read:

Oh what an entangled web we unweave,
When first we practice to perceive!”
-Phil Warnell, Quantum Quote Corrections (2010)- all rights conserved

I wish all a Happy New Year and Paradigm Shift! :-)