Quantum mechanics and quantum physics are basically the same thing. Quantum physics is quite intimidating and can seem a bit weird when you first begin delving into it.

When it comes to quantum mechanics, in general, a lot of things can and do relate back out our lives. Now, for those who do not know, quantum mechanics is a branch of mechanics/physics that deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, this incorporates the concepts of quantization of energy and other things of the sort. Most strange conclusions about the physical world come from this branch in itself.

If you have trouble with this kind of thing the following should help break things down. These are the most important or ‘essential’ things we should all be aware of on quantum physics. Once you understand these things everything will be a lot easier to go over. These things are literally changing our perspectives on life itself, isn’t that fascinating?

# 6 Ways Quantum Mechanics is Changing Our Perspectives on Life Itself:

## 1. Measurements determine reality.

Until the very moment when the state of a quantum particle is measured the state is indeterminate. This can be spread out over all the possible outcomes and after the measurement is made the state becomes absolutely determined. All subsequent measurements of that specific particle will produce the exact same outcome every time. You can learn more about this by researching the double-slit experiment which I will add a video of below.

## 2. Particles are waves and waves are particles.

Every single object in the universe has both wave-like and particle-like properties. You see, this is what we call quantum particles and they make up every object in the universe. I know this can be a bit confusing but it makes sense as the quantum particle has characteristics of both and is essentially both yet isn’t either at the same time.

## 3. Quantum particles are able to move back and forth through time.

This has been observed and proven. In one case where this was observed a photon was sent through a wormhole to interact with itself in a previous state. I guess depending on how you look at it, this is also proof on some level that time travel is quite possible but that has been proven in many ways.

## 4. Atoms and subatomic particles can be in two places at once.

All potential realities and possible realities already exist is basically what this boils down to. I guess you could say it goes along with the Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Basically, this means that any actions you judge in others you have also committed in parallel realities. What is happening now has happened and will happen again. Does that make sense?

## 5. Probability is all we truly know.

We can never say for sure that a single given electron will end up at either A or B. We can use quantum mechanics to predict the results for instance if B is more probable than A but nothing is ever definite in this. Each new electron we face is a new experiment in itself. The final outcome is always random. This can be applied to life in many ways.

## 6. Quantum Entanglement.

When two sub-atomic particles cross paths with one another they become entangled. Their properties become linked with one another and when separated what happens to one happens to the other as well. This meaning the information associated is traveling faster than the speed of light and can be communicated across extreme distances. This defies everything we knew to be possible in the past and shows that telepathy and other things of the sort are possible within reason.

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