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Schrödinger's cat in its many worlds.

Schrödinger's cats in their many worlds.

Quantum mechanics explains that all objects, like this cat, exist in many states simultaneously, but only with excruciating care can the effects of these states be detected. This is why we almost never encounter such behavior and why the idea of a cat existing in each of many worlds sounds so horrendous to our common sense. Even our language cannot easily describe a cat that is neither many cats nor a single cat. Perhaps refering to it as a cat superposition is the best we can do.

But by observing computers, rather than cats, existing in many worlds we could perform calculations at a rate far exceeding conventional computers.


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