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Chapter 1: Down the Wormhole Alice was bored sitting on the bank with her sister watching her read Alice in Quantumland . She was bored and about to fall asleep when suddenly a White Rabbit dressed in a lab coat and goggles ran by her. It did not occur to Alice how weird it was, until the White Rabbit suddenly pulled up its sleeve, checked its watch and exclaimed, Oh Goodness Gracious, I m late! Alice has never seen a Rabbit dressed in a lab coat and goggles, wearing a watch, nor has she seen a Rabbit that actually speaks. Burning with curiosity, Alice started chasing after the Rabbit, which dashed across the field and popped down what appeared to be a rabbit-hole. Without thinking, she dived into the hole. The rabbit hole went straight like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down. So sudden that before Alice realised, she was falling very fast. Alice was falling at such a high speed that she began to feel scared. Alice started to scream. Oh my, oh my! What on Earth am I falling through?! When will it end, when will it end! The strange thing was, the rabbit hole didn t seem to be dark at all. In fact, it was bright, with colourful streaks of light on the sides, and there were also images that Alice recognised were from her past memories, and some that she didn t recognise at all. Then all of a sudden, her seemingly endless fall ended and she found herself on a heap of branches and dry leaves. Alice was not a bit hurt. She sat on the stack of leaves and wondered for a moment what just happened. Oh dear, let me try to make sense of what happened. I jumped down a rabbit hole, then I started falling really fast in the hole for quite some time, and I end up here! What s happening? Where is this place?!
BOOM! Whatever the Rabbit was trying to do. She spotted the Rabbit running towards the circle and when it arrived at the wall. all of its subatomic particles must tunnel through it. it got up on its feet and did the same thing. On the wall at the far end was a red circle. Alice started looking around her. She got up onto her feet immediately and started exploring the new world that she had just fallen into. I ve got find another way through. it obviously failed as it was howling in pain. But before she could reach the Rabbit. For an object to tunnel through this wall. hoping to find another way through the wall. After the pain subsided she questioned why she was unable to go through. As Alice looked ahead of her. BOOM! Alice felt as though her head split into two and yelped in pain. Alice decided that there was no use in waiting by the little red circle. falling at highly accelerated speed. it magically disappeared through the hole. And since the Rabbit is smaller in size than me.Then Alice tried to recall what she saw in the well. images from my past memories! I think I might have just fallen through a wormhole! A short-cut through space and time! Did I travel through time. Alice rushed to see if the Rabbit was alright. There . Upon seeing this. she could still see the White Rabbit hurrying down the passage way. reasoned Alice. the chance of it going through must be exponentially higher than me because it is made up of fewer particles! Hmm. she arrived in a big hall with a tea table made of glass in the middle with a cake on it. Before her was a long hallway. and without thinking. and reappear in the same organisation as before. she jumped at the circle too. or through space? This idea greatly excited Alice as she recalled how rare wormholes are. and suddenly an idea came into her mind. it simply jumped against the wall. Feeling slightly demoralised. After turning a corner. Alice decided to follow the Rabbit down the hallway since she had nowhere to go to. But this time. Wow quantum tunnelling actually works! thought Alice. Streaks of lights.
It looked so colourful. . I must be shutting up like a telescope. EAT ME . As soon as she swallowed her first piece she felt a tingling sensation rushing through her body. but it was impossible for her to squeeze through.was a tiny crevice near the bottom of the wall. And so it was indeed: she was now only a foot tall. it was as if the cake was calling out for Alice and telling her. She headed towards the wall right away. She then saw the cake on the table and remembered that she had not eaten anything since that morning. What a curious feeling! said Alice. and her face brightened up at the thought that she was now able to go through the wall. without even considering how on Earth she would be able to get back to her original size again. so delicious.
and decided to give the oranges a try. Oh dear. She certainly deserved a rest after all the chasing and eating. . but her voice was muffled by the clouds and all that came out was Oh i ogg! I us ook ak a an i ack un a eatogg! Then she recalled the Twin Paradox. To her left were strawberry shrubs.Chapter 2: The Head-body Paradox Behind the wall. Suddenly. she found that her neck would bend about easily in any direction. So she went back to where her body was. She decided to take a little rest under a shady orange tree. and to her right were orange trees. Alice found herself in a fruit orchard. she felt that tingling sensation running through her body again and her neck started reducing in length rapidly. The tree was so comfortable that she fell asleep. her neck began to elongate like a stalk of a giant plant to a point where her shoulders were nowhere to be found and all she could see when she looked down was a sea of green leaves far below her. until she was back to normal. so she ran to the nearest shrub and started munching on the strawberries. oh dear! I shall not like to find my body all shrivelled up with wrinkles all over. Strawberries were her favourite. Oh my god! I must look like the plant in Jack and the Beanstalk! Alice cried. looking all corpse-ly while my face remains pristine in its youthful form! I must find a way to shrink my neck before that happens! With that. Maybe that will shrink my neck! As soon as she took a bite. and luckily for her. like a serpent. she checked if she could bend her neck.
said the Cat. The cat had an ostentatious smirk while glaring at Alice. one will take you to a Marche Hare while the other takes you to a Hatter. Excuse me. Quantum weird. I presume? acknowledge Alice. Well. If I assume you are using quantum teleportation. I suppose you could take this path. technically you should take the path that takes you where you want to go replied the Cat. Cheshire Cat. where will each of these paths take me? inquired Alice. expressed Alice. said the Cat as it disappeared and reappeared at another tree along one of the paths. yelled the Cat. madam. Oh dear. Alice beckoned to the cat and subsequently asked. I cannot hear. Feeling a bit lost and helpless. May I call you Cheshire Cat? I am rather lost and would like to know the right path I should take? Well. You catch on well. surely it must involve teleportation. she found herself in a bizarre forest. How can one like me who is here. Speak up. my little genius. then shall I say weird? remarked the Cat. said Alice. yelled Alice as she walked along the path .. They are both a bit mad though. end up over there? remarked the cat as he once again vanished from one tree to another tree that almost was far enough to make his voice barely audible. Well.Chapter 3: The Teleporting Cat When Alice woke up. Answer me this. Well. She was surprised to see a Cheshire Cat sitting overhead on a branch in a nearby tree. said the Cat amusingly. Well. but I dare not go to those who are mad. She wandered aimlessly along a path till it suddenly split into four paths.. Or this one? Or maybe even this one? Or this one? continued the Cat who vanished and appeared from one tree to the next.. who isn't mad here? If not mad.
said the Cat as Alice neared the Cat. I think that s how it should work. So Alice began to explain quantum teleportation to the cat with the cat teleporting from branch to branch during their little stroll. That is indeed quite an interesting explanation. then.. What exactly do you mean? You cannot possibly be a particle? Why not? Is it so hard for such a thing to be possible in this Wonderland? Now close your eyes and open them again. The information is then sent to B where photon B is manipulated into becoming photon A. And the Cat was gone. Particles were everywhere. Mhmmmm.oh dear how did such a theory go again. Alice following what the cat said closed and opened her eyes. She could not believe her eyes.to where the Cat was perched. quantum entanglement allows for information to be transferred between two entangled particles. when it comes to quantum teleportation. Ahh. Well. said the particle that sounded like the Cat. said the Cat. Two of the photons.now I remember.. Yet you still do not understand how an entire Cat like me made up of more than billions is able to teleport correct? Well. ordered the Cat. Watson why do you not think of me as a single particle? And everything else here such as the trees as single particles as well? Alice looking bewildered says. Then one must measure the properties of the photons A and C jointly so that the relation between photons C and A can be determined. So you would basically need for 3 particles such as photons. We have arrived... which I will name A and B.. . Thus. Well that s enough for today.. would have to be entangled and spread out while the last photon C to be teleported is near one of the entangled photons such as photon A. So explain it to me while we take a nice stroll. the relation between photon B and photon C can be determined from the relation of photon C and photon A.
Will you guys shut up and get to work! We need to finish this before the Queen arrives! yelled 5 of Spades. but everything was very odd where she was. The gardeners looked like cards.Alice started but was interrupted by the Queen. and they were all number 5 but of different suits one of Hearts. WHAT IS SO FUNNY GIRL? boomed a voice. trembling. and one of Spades. Alice couldn t help but laugh at this as she thought to herself. so she didn t give it much thought. YOU! Stop standing around doing nothing and come help us! Suddenly. Alice looked up and found herself staring into the Queen s face. As Alice got closer to them she heard the 5 of Clubs saying. WHO ARE YOU? screamed the Queen. Alice found it difficult to make out which of the 5 said it because they all had the same pattern on their back. . when he noticed Alice standing behind them. Upon seeing this. said That would be me your Majesty. one of Diamonds. There were four gardeners painting the roses red. the gardeners immediately fell flat on their faces on the ground. one of Clubs. which Alice thought was a very curious thing. What would be the use of a procession if people had to lie down upon their faces so that they couldn t see it? So she stood where she was. Yeah I m sure I did! retorted 5 of Diamonds with sarcasm in his voice. At the end of the procession were the King and Queen of Hearts. WHY ARE THE ROSES WHITE? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS MESS? WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE? One of the gardeners on the floor. Well. who couldn t make out who said it either. Hey Hearts! Quit splashing the paint on me! Diamonds pushed me! said 5 of Hearts. giggling to herself.Chapter 4: Card Flipping Alice came to a garden filled with white rose trees. an army of cards was seen marching towards the garden from the other end. it s just th.
still panting. but once again. and nothing can meaningfully be said to exist unless it is observed by a conscious human being. Well. who got slapped. Upon hearing this.such as the Big Bang theory and evolutionary theory . Wait! shouted Alice who was watching all this. explained Alice. Upon reaching the fourth gardener. The next was 5 of Diamonds. YOU MUST BE 5 OF SPADES SINCE THE OTHER THREE ARE NOT! GUARDS. then most of our commonsense beliefs and the most of science itself . She began kicking them. trying to comprehend what Alice was saying. The first to open was 5 of Hearts. as seen from her red. Simply put. fuming face. the Queen.I m the 5 of Spades. it was difficult to make out who said that. that if I don t look at the moon. Also. Answered one the gardeners. that s what Einstein himself asked once. The Queen jumped off the chariot and stomped towards the gardeners who were still on the floor. yet it seemed to make sense too! So you re telling me. If you are correct. that last gardener on the floor won t be 5 of Spades UNLESS you flip him open. didn t bother to flip him open. if nothing can exist . It seemed so weird.would have to be rejected since no one was there to observe them. You can t be certain that he is 5 of Spades! WHAT AN IDIOT! OF COURSE HE IS 5 OF SPADES! WHAT ELSE CAN HE BE? KEEP QUIET AND ENJOY THE SHOW! hissed the Queen. who was obviously exhausted. the Queen froze and frowned. flipping them open. BEHEAD HIM! screamed the Queen. No you can t be certain! Haven t you heard about quantum physics? It s meaningless to talk about an object except when it is being measured! And since measurements can only be carried out by conscious beings and objects don't exist except when they are being measured. who got stomped on. it won t exist? questioned the Queen. objects can't exist independently of human consciousness. who got spat on once the Queen saw that he wasn t the 5 of Spades. argued the Queen. and this was making the Queen really angry. Next was 5 of Clubs. I can t answer a question that Einstein couldn t answer can I? replied Alice.
the Queen was onto her with a grin on her face. Déjà vu? Or maybe I travelled back into time! Oh dear! . something white caught the corner of her eye. you ceased to exist. And whatever I ve just said means that before I saw you. It was the White rabbit in the lab coat running past her. and right now when I m looking at you.without being observed. What a long sleep you had! Alice sat up. What a weird dream she had! Suddenly. who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face. and tried to beat them off. Wake up. then objects such as the moon wouldn t exist unless their subatomic particles are being observed. looking around. trying to formulate an argument. Her mind was racing. It all seemed too familiar. and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream. But before she could think of anything. At this the whole pack of cards rose up into the air. OFF WITH HER HEAD! screamed the Queen. Alice dear! said her sister. with her head in the lap of her sister. then the moon doesn t exist even when a person is looking at it. And it is a known fact that a complex object cannot exist without its simple constituents. and found herself lying on the bank. you shouldn t be existing! It was Alice s turn to be speechless now. Since no one is observing the subatomic particles of the moon. half of fright and half of anger.
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