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Braiding the World Lines, by Danny Adams

Braiding the World Lines, by Danny Adams

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Published by Danny Adams
This poem originally appeared in the magazine Ideomancer in 2006. It's posted here for readers to freely read and distribute--preserving the author information, copyright notice, and full story--under the Attribution-Noncommercial -Share Alike 3.0 United States
This poem originally appeared in the magazine Ideomancer in 2006. It's posted here for readers to freely read and distribute--preserving the author information, copyright notice, and full story--under the Attribution-Noncommercial -Share Alike 3.0 United States

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Published by: Danny Adams on Jun 29, 2010
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Braiding the World Lines by Danny AdamsCopyright 2006 Danny AdamsOriginally appeared in
 Ideomancer 
Atoc, a quiet man clothed in alpaca wooleats duck, lives in a hut built of mud-chinked stone,tells the future while twisting his
Quipu
knotsfrom the dreaming. He was once
Quipucayamoc
 —Keeper of the Knots— Before his spirit fox showed himflashing lights strung like his
 yupanu
counting board,Light streaming down the fractional quantum Hallwhen bravely, or foolishly,Atoc passed through the gatemarked NOT.While his fingers twisted the
Qubit 
knotslittle anyons fed AtocSacred food, thin wafers of gallium arsenide,then taught him the shaman’s secrets:Superposition beyond time and spaceExisting in all states at onceSeeing all potentialities, hooking only oneon his fishing line when the villagers’ questionscollapse Atoc’s wave function.All worlds that were, are, to beopen themselves to Atoc’s sightuntil he braids the world lines,twisting and swapping this way or thatcrafting his own triplet gates.Atoc’s prophecies are only in error 10
-30
or lessso he knows when and how and why fall bearded pale-skinned men’s destructive interference

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