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Are We All Schrodinger’s Cat?

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Over the past few years, I’ve often replied to questions about how I was doing, by saying I’ve felt a bit like Schrodinger’s Cat.  In that I feel I don’t know “how I am”, because the fate of what that might mean in the near future is so unknown and having potentially dramatic differences depending upon the swirl of events surrounding my life.

But, I have come to realize our whole life, each of us are somewhat like Schrodinger’s Cat, living in bubbles of uncertainty, with unknown butterfly effects surrounding us; although, the biggest difference between us and the fabled unknown fated cat, is that we have the opportunity to make choices that feed into the intricate system of the universe. But it seems the best we can do is to model choice as randomness or at least probabilistic randomness.

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Written by Jacob Walker

January 12th, 2016 at 11:59 am

Posted in Data Science,Poetry

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