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We place all the lottery balls on a shelf in a steel chamber.
Each ball has a trapdoor beneath it. The trapdoor is triggered
by a tiny bit of radioactive substance. This bit of substance is
so small that it could decay in one hour one, but also, with
equal probability, it might not. If any atom
trapdoor is activated and that ball falls into the chamber
The first 6 balls to fall are the winning balls, but because
they are in the steel chamber, we can't tell which balls they
are without opening the box.
Now, technically, everyone who has entered has won and lost
No money is handed out, all money is donated to a foundation
for quantum physics research, but at least for one night, the
general population understand the basics of superposition.
Similar but different...
I think this idea is far enough away from my idea. [Flux, Feb 10 2005]
[Flux, Feb 10 2005]
Best explanation of quantum phys I have ever seen. [photojunkie, Feb 10 2005]
Shameless...but assuming you might want something to nibble on while you watch Dale Winton trying to explain this idea. [zen_tom, Feb 10 2005]
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||It scares me what an awesome Idea that is.
||Could we replace the balls with cats with numbered buttered pieces of toast strapped to their backs, standing on the trapdoors? Then the cats would simultaneously have landed on their feet and not landed on their feet AND be dead/not dead. Could this be the basis of the Grand Unifying Theory?
What [pj] said [+]
||Absolutely brilliant [Absinthe] - thinking inside the box.