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Quantum Physics is Actually Super Creepy, and Even Scientists Don't Understand It

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It’s official—the trendy buzzword is “quantum.” Quantum physics, quantum technology, quantum field theory, quantum computing, quantum jumping, Quantumania…it’s getting as popular as the prefixes crypto- or nano-, and it’s almost as little understood. The definition of quantum is the smallest possible measurement of whatever it is that is being discussed. Most of these quantum terms have to do with the subject of quantum mechanics, which is a field of physics that seeks to understand the nature and behavior of particles at the subatomic level, behaviors that often aren’t explained but he laws of classic physics. Many of these ideas are only theoretical, or are judged by probability and predictions rather than observation.

And, let’s face it, even scientists think that there are parts of quantum mechanics that are a little bit spooky. In fact, it was Albert Einstein who first described the concept of quantum entanglement as “spooky action at a distance,” as he wasn’t quite sure how it worked.

Today, most scientists consider entangled particles as “one object” even if they are separated, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of how weird their behaviors get.

There are plenty of conspiracy theories about the kind of experiments they are doing at the CERN large Hadron Collider facility, but isn’t the truth weird enough on its own? The idea that the quantum state of one particle cannot be described independently from another, is so strange, we don’t need to make up a conspiracy theory about it.

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