Quantum Entanglement is perhaps one of the most significant discoveries ever made. Most people know that entanglement means that if a particle (an electron, an atom or a photon) changes its state, another particle will spontanously change its state as well, if both particles are entangled.
The article above makes the case that there is a very high probability that in a system consisting of a large number of atoms, there will be entangled ones.
I suppose a universe is a very large system of atoms. If so, it is quite likely that at least some of the atoms in this system are entangled. For the universe, this could mean galaxies, planets, and so on.
The ultimate conclusion of this could be that one person could affect the whole universe.
I’m reading this book called “Frine-ology…” by Steve Volk and he touches on the topic in a way that I really liked, “If the universe doesn’t seem quite weird enough for you yet, consider the matter of time, a particularly sticky wicket: Einstein himself called time a ‘stubbornly persistent illusion’ because, from the perspective of a physicist, there seems to be no obvious explanation for why we experience time in the linear fashion that we do. To explore the subject, physicists Yakir Aharonov and Jeff Tollaksen devised an incredible experiment, in which the act of measuring a particle at, say, 3:00 P.M., predictably changes the value of the same particle at, um, 2:30 P.M.–A half-hour earlier. Numerous labs around teh world have been successfully conducting and replicating the experiment, which seems to indicate something awfully whild about reality: An action taken in the future can affect what happens in the present, at least at a subatomic level.”
As you say, “The ultimate conclusion of this could be that one person could affect the whole universe.” And I must say that I do agree. I’ve also wondered if maybe, knowing that there are things going on far beneath the neuron that science has yet to discover, having the ability to change a particle in the future and in that change particle in the past… Maybe this explains how we are able to permanently shape certain beliefs and behaviors of ours, generally “who we are”, and have them remain that way–as if we have been that way since before it were a question–the past particle revised.
And maybe, if that be the case, we are somehow influencing those particles that had, at one point before, been influenced by our past particle self… in a sense…
Quantum entanglement happens because it’s actually the same particle. Have you ever heard of the holographic principle? It posits that space is essentially like a hologram, in the sense that any perception of separateness is actually an illusion. The universe we experience is a 3-dimensional projection of a 2-dimensional surface or plane. So what we perceive as 2 different particles is actually the same particle and not separate at all, which would explain why when you do something to one particle, the other is instantaneously affected, seemingly defying the laws of physicals (since information cannot travel faster than the speed of light).