Entangled in Wormholes

Wow.  I was just reading an article which claimed that there could be a link between wormholes and entanglement!  (I have linked some wikipedia articles here, in case you want to read more than my semi-understanding pseudo-pundit ramblings.)

Just a little background for you, entanglement is a strange and baffling phenomenon, where a particle interacts with another particle, no matter the distance between them.  In other words, suppose I have one particle with me, and that particle is entangled with another particle, which happens to be on the other end of the universe.  Originally, these particles could be doing whatever they wants to, since the wave function hasn’t collapsed (which just means that it hasn’t been observed.  When you observe a particle, you actually change it just by looking at it).  Now, if I observe the particle I have, then it has to decide how it is going to act, and immediately begins acting in that fashion.  Now, on the other end of the universe, the other particle somehow instantly knows what my particle did, and it starts doing the opposite thing.  This is amazing, because this immediate transfer of information has to be going faster than the speed of light, which is supposed to be the fastest anything can go.  This wonderfully mysterious interaction has been baffling scientists for some time, and has been dubbed “Spooky Interaction”.

Wormholes are much more commonly known about, due to several popular science fiction shows, books and movies.  Wormholes are pretty much doorways, from one place to another, where you don’t have to travel the distance between those places.  As far as I am aware, wormholes have only been theorized about, although there is a great deal of theoretical evidence that they are a likely occurrence.  I have heard many theories about wormholes, from them being holes in space to them being folds in the space-time continuum, but the important bit is that they are portals from one place to another, which could be a way around faster than light travel.

Now, from what I have read, some people are beginning to wonder if there is a connection between the two.  This would be tremendous, and it would certainly explain how information could travel faster that light.  Though there are several problems with this theory, it might hold some truth!  Wouldn’t that be awesome?!  A whole different way to look at the universe might be emerging from this!  Of course, I have little knowledge of the actual mechanics of theoretical physics, but even so… just WOW!  Mind blown!



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