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# Schrodinger's Entangled Cat Experiment

What if a cat was a collection of 9 quantum states ?
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Having recently reacquainted myself with those little clawed monsters, I've noticed that sometimes they seem to be in more than one place at once. He's sleeping on the sofa one minute and then you hear the sound of him jumping off the chair in the other room, look back and he's still on the sofa.

I think this can easily be explained by there being a single cat spread over multiple dimensions. The cat was never in the box. Like a single photon if you think you know its in the box, you will never know when, or how fast he'll materialize from other random directions.

I'm guessing that since our new one is still young, he still has at least 7 dimensions to play with.

 — bigsleep, Apr 03 2019

 Do it with girls instead of cats.. a combination of the shell & the mary-date-kill games, three girls each under a really big cup.

Shuffle the cups, choose one, which girl is under the chosen cup is unknown, her fate (soon to be dead, copulating or wearing a white dress with silly frilly bits & a veil) is unknown until you flip the cup, 3x3 for a total of 9 possible states, & none of them California.
 — Skewed, Apr 03 2019

You missed the opportunity to entangle a cat outside the box with one inside.
 — RayfordSteele, Apr 04 2019

 //You missed the opportunity to entangle a cat outside the box with one inside//

That's exactly the point, if you think the cat is in the box, it moves through up to 8 other dimensions to reappear on the window-ledge, maybe a week prior.
 — bigsleep, Apr 04 2019

 //He's sleeping on the sofa one minute and then you hear the sound of him jumping off the chair in the other room, look back and he's still on the sofa// //I think this can easily be explained by there being a single cat spread over multiple dimensions//

 Hmm.. I'm itching to ask, so I will, do you have a cat flap?

Have you considered the one dimension multiple cats theory?
 — Skewed, Apr 04 2019

Cats can and, if spooked sufficiently, often do utilize short-distance teleportation. Other than that, are you sure you only have one(1) cat ?
 — FlyingToaster, Apr 05 2019

It's just a glitch in the matrix. You get used to them.
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 05 2019

Maybe there is only The Cat.
 — LimpNotes, Apr 05 2019

What if you end up with two girls and only one cup, [Skewed]?
 — UnaBubba, Apr 05 2019

A happy outcome, means you can kill the cup & no girls have to die.
 — Skewed, Apr 05 2019

 We have achieved startling success in spreading cats across multiple dimensions.

 Sp. "Schrödinger".

We misread the title as "Schrödinger's Strangled Cat Experiment " which would in itself not be lacking in merit were it to be posted.
 — 8th of 7, Apr 05 2019

 //We have achieved startling success in spreading cats across multiple dimensions//

If by "multiple" you mean "three" then yes, we've seen your exploding cat experiment, it is indeed startling, especially for the cat.
 — Skewed, Apr 07 2019

"Four" even...
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 08 2019

 //"Four" even...//

 Don't think so.

 I may just be suffering from misguided pedanticism (or something) of course..

But it's position in time doesn't really change any does it & it's not like it gets spread around that dimension any more by blowing it up is it.
 — Skewed, Apr 08 2019

Sure it does. Without time... there is no smear.
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 08 2019

 Each of the 4 dimensions taken individually have only a single axis ~ unlike the other 3 you can only move along times single axis in one direction & (subject to relativity) at a single unalterable speed ~ ergo the explosion has no plausible effect on the (bits of) cats velocity of movement along this single axis nor on how far it (sorry "they") travel along it ~ so an explosion has no effect on the position of the cat (or rather it's bits) in time.

 If you could only see along the dimension of time (while being blind to the other 3) the cat (or rather it's component parts) would look identical at any point along this access to how it would have looked if the explosion hadn't happened ~ the fact the cat is no longer a functioning cat would be invisible to you until you were again able to see the interaction of the other dimensions on its constituent parts.

Bugger! ~ words may be the wrong "language" for this, need (far) more math (than I have).
 — Skewed, Apr 08 2019

 I get it. If I had to phrase it in a single sentence I would say; Infinite slides in an infinite slide-show so time doesn't factor in.

 ...but it does. No time. No smear.

 Infinite slides of what could be construde as a smear... but you're never quite sure really... until you run them backwards and forwards.

As for the fifth dimension... I don't even have words...
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 08 2019

 Friggin cool though. Hurts sometimes. Just is. Knowledge to be had n'stuff.

I wonder what the other dimensions hold...
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 08 2019

That explains why cats are so on edge, they never want to see one of their own quantum partials and emotionally collapse on seeing another cat.
 — wjt, Apr 08 2019

Strangely, I saw vaguely borgish figure laying a trail of fish towards a wood chipper last night
 — not_morrison_rm, Apr 08 2019

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