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  • n. The condition of being nonlocal


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  • Quantum physicists have further established that this energetic matter seems to be infinitely mutable it can be in two places at once and move backwards in time, which is termed nonlocality and it is continuously interacting with other matter that enters its energetic field, becoming perpetually entangled with it even across vast expanses of space.

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  • Entanglement sometimes called nonlocality is where a faster-than-the-speed-of-light signal is instantaneously communicated between two particles which somehow remain in touch with each other no matter how far apart they are.

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  • In a 2007 study, researchers in Vienna tested the idea that maybe the instantaneous-ness of entanglement (called nonlocality) was consistent with hidden "variables" that can explain the randomness of quantum measurements.

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  • The MWI exhibits some kind of nonlocality: "world" is a nonlocal concept, but it avoids action at a distance and, therefore, it is not in conflict with the relativistic quantum mechanics; see discussions of nonlocality in

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  • Because this stuff isn't frequently discussed in between the physicists, you will hear them adopting the jargon of the philosophers, mentioning that the entanglement experiments prove "nonlocality" of the laws of physics (even though in their papers, they correctly talk about "local quantum field theories").

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  • People like to say a lot of incorrect things about "nonlocality" of quantum mechanics.

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  • However, they seem to believe that the "nonlocality" doesn't arise from having a large number of stringy fields or something like that but purely from the necessity to combine the widely separated points on the "thin" phase space into legitimate pure states.

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  • Albert has now co-written an excellent article in Scientific American on quantum nonlocality, (the branch tapping at the windowpane of modern physics).

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  • The third principle introduces nonlocality, how an event occurring in one physical space has the potential to profoundly alter events unfolding elsewhere.

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  • But that has nothing to do with quantum nonlocality or Aspect's experiments.

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