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RE: Quantum mechanics, Newtonian dynamics and human psychology

"Nothing to celebrate if you can't see the fancy cable connected up. The carrier charge of the cable takes on quantum observation rules, when it is seen, it sees you, it bonds, becomes empowering on the signal."

If you are having fun here and making some nerdy quantum mechanics jokes I apologize. But a lot of audiophiles will take this at face value as being true.

In quantum mechanics the observer can break the state of indetermination between wave and particle duality or other quantum states of indetermination...but only on the quantum level.

With an audio signal passing through an audio cable you don't have any such quantum indetermination being affected by the act of observation. At least not any that matter to the audio signal.

Also there isn't just *a* quantum duality in play. It's system of millions of quanta. And as such the system behaves as predicted by classical physics because the state "uncertainties" of each individual quanta will statistically average out into Newtonian behaviors.

And lastly the quantum particles/waves in an audio signal in an audio cable are not being observed when the system is playing. What is being observed is the psychoacoustic effect of the sound waves bouncing on our ear drums.

There is no Schrodinger's cat phenomenon with double blind testing vs sighted testing because of the audiophile as the observer.

Schrodinger's cat doesn't even work in the real world as does the idea because the cat is also an observer.

Quantum mechanics certainly play a big role in audio. Transistors wouldn't work were it not for quantum mechanics. But there are no keys to any mysteries in audio because of quantum mechanics.

"Your mind becomes bolstered physically by a mere thread, but within that tiny focus, you become aware of the audible difference."

And that is psychology at work not quantum mechanics

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