[ExI] Macroscopic Superposition

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 24 23:56:13 UTC 2008

--- On Wed, 9/24/08, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 03:18 PM 9/24/2008 -0700, Stuart wrote:
> >. . . then at exactly 2 seconds, would the LED be on or
> off?
> No. On and off. But how small is the smallest interval you
> can toggle?

Apparently, the smallest interval depends on the wavelegth of the laser which makes sense from a Heisenberg perspective as well. As of June 2008, that would be 80 attoseconds (1 attosecond = 10^-18 of a second) for UV. The record for visible light is 1.6 femtoseconds.



Stuart LaForge

"See them clamber, these nimble apes!  They clamber over one another, and thus scuffle into the mud and the abyss."- Friedrich Nietzsche


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