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Quantum ESP Experiment Explanation

This application was designed to examine the possibility that humans are sensitive to events in parallel dimensions and that this perception may account for some psychic phenomena.

Many Worlds theory

The theoretical explanation for cross-dimensional perception lies in the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum physics. The Many Worlds theory posits that the mysteries and paradoxes of quantum physics experiments can be explained by there being many worlds in which all possible quantum events occur. In other words, the world that you or I perceive is just one of many possible worlds unfolding simultaneously. The Many Worlds explanation has many believers amongst physicists and cosmologists. (Read more about the Many Worlds interpration on Wikipedia.)

David Deutsch is a well-known Oxford physicist and a strong proponent of the Many Worlds theory. He says that one of the fundamental mysteries in quantum physics (exemplified by the double-slit experiment, where single photons shot one at a time at a plate still seem to produce an interference pattern) can be explained by the interference of the photons “with themselves”, but in multiple universes.

Application architecture

For the purposes of this application, Many Worlds is assumed to be true. The theoretical idea behind the application is that very similar (in other words, very close-by) dimensions may be sensed by the human brain. Put another way, it may be possible that a person's brain can communicate with parallel versions of itself (similar to a photon or electron 'interfering' with itself). If an experiment were to try to test this, a quantum event would be required to "split" the worlds; this is accomplished in this experiment using random numbers generated by quantum processes. Below is a detailed description of what the application does and the ideas behind its structure: