On the occasion of Italian physicists findings about the nature of time I have come to a unique understanding of an age old saying. Knowing now… that it must change, Time = Money.
They proved that time is an emergent phenomena of quantum entangled particles, so quite literally…
time = Quantum Entanglement
I don’t think the food store will take that as a substitute for money though…
Some background, in 1983 two physicists managed to mathematically and theoretically link Quantum mechanics and the standard model of physics. They did this by exploiting Quantum entanglement. There was one problem with their novel approach… the variable “t” (or Time) was not part of the solution.
Which… as we all know… there is never enough time, but its not completely non-existent. 🙂
Entanglement is the exotic property in which two quantum particles share the same existence, even though they are physically separated. (ie. If two tennis balls on different sides of our galaxy are entangled, when I change the state of one of them, say spin it left, the other should instantaneously spin to the left… this is an oversimplification, but it illustrates the point).
As such the Italian scientists devised an experiment to test some of the conclusions and theoretical properties of the Page & Wooters Theory from 1983. I won’t go into the details, go here if you are interested, but one aspect of the theory is that time is an emergent phenomenon from entangled particles and is only detectable to an observer inside the same Universe as the particles (as opposed to an observer outside the universe, for which time is different).
Yeah… just let that sink in for a moment.
Anyhow, the Italians proved this part of the theory was correct. Which strongly indicates the 1983 theory is correct… and happens to mean that time really is created by quantum entanglement.