On the paradoxical aspects of new quantum experiments

Publication Year:
1994
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/564
Author(s):
Vaidman, Lev
preprint description
Two recently proposed quantum experiments are analyzed. The first allows to find an object without ``touching'' it. The second allows to teleport quantum states, transmitting a very small amount of information. It is shown that in the standard approach these experiments are in conflict with the intuitive notions of causality and locality. It is argued that the situation is less paradoxical in the framework of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory.