Friday, June 7, 2013

Non-locality is Not Non-locality

Non-locality is Not Non-locality. Things in the quantum world are not, strictly speaking, non-local. To be non-local in the way the word is usually used there must be a correlation that occurs through some non-zero distance in space. But, by the relevant generalization of the Kochen-Specker theorem, a quantum system simply does not possess the property of location-in-space. Rather, space is a context property of the system and the measuring/observing apparatus system. The system is neither local nor non-local but undefined. It ontologically does not possess the property of location as defined by the measuring system.

1 comment:

  1. I meant 'rather, space is a contextual property of the combined system and measuring apparatus.'