Article here… it’s fascinating and apparently not a measurement artifact. How in the world can this be explained?
Bizarre as it may sound, even a minuscule amount of such coordination of the detectors’ settings would enable certain alternative theories to mimic the famous predictions from quantum theory. In such a case, entanglement would be merely a chimera.
How to close this loophole? Well, obviously, we aren’t going to try to prove that humans have free will. But we can try something else. In our proposed experiment, the detector setting that is selected (say, measuring a particle’s spin along this direction rather than that one) would be determined not by us — but by an observed property of some of the oldest light in the universe (say, whether light from distant quasars arrives at Earth at an even- or odd-numbered microsecond). These sources of light are so far away from us and from one another that they would not have been able to receive a single light signal from one another, or from the position of the Earth, before the moment, billions of years ago, when they emitted the light that we detect here on Earth today.
That is, we would guarantee that any strange “nudging” or conspiracy among the detector settings — if it does exist — would have to have occurred all the way back at the Hot Big Bang itself, nearly 14 billion years ago.
If, as we expect, the usual predictions from quantum theory are borne out in this experiment, we will have constrained various alternative theories as much as physically possible in our universe. If not, that would point toward a profoundly new physics.
Either way, the experiment promises to be exciting — a fitting way, we hope, to mark Bell’s paper’s 50th anniversary
It can be explained by accepting that nonlocal connections between entangled particles are real, and that the assumption of strict causality is only an approximate that is valis in the aggregate. It’s not a terribly surprising or revolutionary idea, although it doesn’t invalidate other interpretations invoking transactional, pilot wave, or relative state formulations.
So if separation distance is irrelevant can this phenomenon be utilized (practically) in some way for FTL communications?
That article seems to be from about a year ago, and describes a proposed experiment, not a done experiment. Has there been any follow-up? Was the experiment ever done? Was any result published anywhere?
As I understand stand it and put simply,
And can it explain homeopathic medicine?