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Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark, Bursting Onto PS4 & Xbox One

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Most associate Schrödinger’s cat with the famous thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935.

Schrödinger’s cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying), the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses into one possibility or the other. I mention this as a frame of title reference, this doesn’t necessarily pertain to the game itself… Or does it?

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