The American invention of Schrodinger’s cat governance
January 20, 2018
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How do we describe the entirely incomprehensible politics of the United States today? In which Trump is both about to be impeached and about to make himself a dictator at the same time? I think the best term is “Schrodinger’s cat governance” –a term I just coined. That is to say that in quantum mechanics things are both true and untrue at the same time. We are both about to have a breakthrough meeting of the North and South at the Pyongchang Olympics and at the same time, we are on the edge of nuclear war with North Korea. In a non-quantum world, these cannot be true at the same time. And of course in a quantum universe as well, the wave must break down at certain instants. I will work on this concept further, but I want to throw out this new idea.