Schrödinger’s cat — a cat that, in the quantum context, is both alive and dead — is becoming far more real to many people.
In the past couple of weeks — perhaps coincident with the announcement of the breakthrough in quantum computing — people have been commenting here and emailing me with a rush of personal, dual memories.
(Example: Matt’s comment in the original Nelson Mandela thread, on 22 Nov 2013.)
That is, people are remembering two memories — usually, just two (for now, anyway) — that seem equally real, but they can’t exist together on the same timestream.
Let’s say a young woman remembers taking the final exam and getting a 95%, and — in that course — the final exam grade was the grade for the entire course. The 95% grade enabled her to graduate with a higher GPA (grade point average) and secure the great job she has now.
However, she now clearly remembers getting sick that day, so she had to miss the final exam and take it as a make-up exam. And, in that course, anyone taking a make-up exam — for almost any reason — was penalized 5% automatically. So, she knows that — if that memory were true — she wouldn’t have had the GPA she did.
But, she know that, though the “taking the exam on time” and “taking the exam late” memories have nearly equal weight in her mind, there’s no way both memories can exist. Not in our version of reality, anyway.
Okay, that’s a fictional example, but it’s typical of what I’ve been hearing in the past couple of weeks.
This has been a radical shift from the usual reports I hear. The latter are usually about celebrities. They’re external memories… things people would have heard in the news, etc.
In the past, I’d receive the occasional conflicted memory, such as the man whose grammar school is now an old building, but he remembers a completely different, newer building, at that exact same location. Those reports were infrequent but credible, nevertheless.
However, what I’m hearing now are dual memories. And, people “remembering” them know that both memories can’t be real in this timestream. They have a “sense” that one is real, but they’re troubled by the feeling that the other memory is true, as well.
This is worth noting.
I’m wondering if the announcement (or even just the breakthrough) about quantum computing has had an effect on the “observer” factor in our reality (or realities), and we’ll see more multiple, simultaneous, incongruous memories being reported.
Watch for it.
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