A Quantum Probe Algorithm
7 Jan 2010
Rare events where the observer interferes with the measurement can be analysed .
Existing technology :
In the new generation computational cameras , a low-definition video is taken at n frames a second . If an interesting event occurs , the camera-person presses the shutter button and a series of very high definition pictures are shot . The software then calculates what the enhanced picture at the time of the interesting event looked like .
Here , memory limitations prevent n high-def pictures a second .
Why is this significant ?
In quantum probes , the probe disturbs the event . (The Heisenberg principle)
The limitation is the interference in a high-def picture .
But we can keep an eye at a low definition (ie low disturbance) , then backtrack after an interesting event , utilizing high-def pictures from after the event . A poor man's time machine .
Some Applications :
1.History (the argument is scale-free if feedback systems are involved)
Examine history books . They are mostly about events after crux-points .
2.Psychology – ditto .
Large Hadron Collider. (LHC)
Sensors all over . And they wonder why it is so obstreperous . (Cf Tokamak)
The paranoid will say that it did enable some primitive time-travel . The time-travellers very sensibly took over control , leading to the interruption of operation while they consolidate in this time-line .
And into the Singularity we slide .
4. Stochastic Resonance and the Stutter Effect
If the same interesting event is replayed (the Stutter Effect) , measured chaos can be introduced to give a Stochastic Resonance . The most interesting is when the stutter effect is incorporated into stochastic resonance .
(ie religions masquerading as science , but also real information on the nature of the component systems .)
An example is high temperature superconductors (see NewScientist28 Nov 2009 p 19 "Warm wire to superconductor" , where cold spots are stuttered along warmer lengths.
The system has a stochastic resonance , using the hot spaces as randomization .
See also http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "Acropolis and Catastrophe theory" et al for more precise molecular configurations .
Do not clutter it up with sensors . They will squelch the reaction . The reason is obvious from the above .