There’s a tendency for many people to refer to “quantum entanglement” as spooky. This makes me uneasy because spooky implies the phenomena in question is supernatural, ie, of unearthly origins. Nothing could be further from the truth. The quantum world, though largely invisible to our large-dimensional macro-sight and other senses, is certainly counter-intuitive, but hardly “spooky.”
The world of quantum physics has merely opened a portal that allows us to suspect and theorize a level of unseen reality that hides from our largely 3-dimensional crude senses that evolved to allow us the greatest chance of survival. It’s evolution bitch. Evolution only endows us with what we need to note for physical survival. Depth, width, height…these are the rudimentary and “large” dimensions we need to perceive in order to fend our way in this physical world. We don’t need to see that invisibly quantum dimension # 8, for it does not affect the shallow meanderings of our earthbound existence.
A team of Dutch scientists conducted a study at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and found that they were able to prove that objects can simultaneously affect one another even if separated by great distances.
According to the study published in the journal Nature, researchers placed diamonds with a lone electron in two locations that are 1.3 kilometers (0.8 miles) apart and was able to demonstrate that the particles have a clear connection.
Quantum entanglement is certainly one of the most counter-intuitive postulations pertaining to the quantum reality hiding beneath from our line of vision.
From our large, 200-pound perspectives, space negates a direct connection. Even television and telephones, and especially the internet, those contraptions which allow us to “connect” instantly to events and objects hundreds or thousands of miles away, still rely on a physically identifiable medium (transmitted signals, wires). Quantum entanglement, however, tells us that space is not the reliable demarcation of separation our physical senses inform us it is.
From my layman’s perspective, I’ve always suspected that quantum entanglement is the result of certain qualities of the temporal and spatial which we simply do not understand.
I suspect time and space, as we know them, are merely representations of what our crude senses perceive; the innate, elemental nature of time-space defies our comprehension. To understand the time-space as it is lends nothing to our ability to survive. Hence, we didn’t evolve such farcical knowledge.
Evolution is not glib.