Thursday, 26 July 2012

Schrödinger's Submission

It's a little known fact that Erwin Schrödinger had a younger sister who was desperate to become a writer. She created the below thought experiment,  Schrödinger's Submission, years before Erwin even got a pet cat.

"A whole load of writers' submissions are placed into the slush pile. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the submissions are simultaneously successful and rejected. Yet, when an agent reads them, they will be successful or rejected."

For a while this was thought to a massive break through in quantum writing mechanics. Then everyone realised it was rubbish.