Puzzles

Schrödinger's Cat in a Box

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Schrödinger's Cat in a Box

Contained in the box is a wooden representation of the famous Schrödinger thought experiment.

There is a 50% probability that the image of the cat, cut in wood, is alive and a 50% probability that the image is of a dead cat. Note that when you open the box you will have ONLY ONE OR THE OTHER NOT BOTH.

To keep this experiment as an accurate representation of the Schrödinger experiment you should NOT OPEN THE BOX.

The box is 7 x 5 x 1 cm (2.5 x 2 x 3/8 inch) in size and securely closed with string. From a philosophical perspective, this wooden representation is surprisingly accurate. A leaflet with information about the Scrödinger experiment and the wooden representation is provided with the box. The item is made with high quality Baltic birch plywood.

Philosophy of this wooden representation

It is quite ironic that this box and the wooden cat inside is both a realistic and unrealistic representation of the experiment. The realism, philosophically speaking, is that one or a myriad of quantum events lead to you having a box with a specific cat inside. The point is that the information of what state the cat has in this specific box is lost once the item is sent, except that there is a 50% probability that it could be either dead or alive. Thus this experiment becomes an accurate representation since one or a myriad of quantum events lead to you having a specific box and the cat inside has a 50% chance of being in either state. The cat can be said to have both states since you have been outside this experiment and only when you open the box it will collapse to one. This is the Copenhagen interpretation of the experiment.

Handmade in Sweden, using Baltic birch plywood, natural stain, PVA glue, paper and string.


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