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Creating : one frame at a time

  1. Apr 8, 2009 #1
    hey guys,
    this may sound dumb, but if it takes an observer to collapse a wave form and create reality, and if the human eye works at about 25 frames per second, does that mean that we only create everything around us every 0.04 seconds?

    thanks.
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2009 #2

    Vanadium 50

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    No. Your premise is simply incorrect. It's not true that QM says a human being "creates reality".
     
  4. Apr 8, 2009 #3

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    "25 frames/sec" has no particular physical or perceptual significance. It's just a rather arbitrary number taken from the PAL TV format. Which in turn is due to the 50 Hz European power grid (North America has a 60 Hz grid, and the 30 fps NTSC standard). And the 50 Hz power grid standard is just due to AEG having decided way back in the 19th century that 50 was a nice, 'almost metric' number that was still large enough to not cause significant flicker in early incandescent bulbs.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2009 #4
    Observer not collapase wave form - no, not physics - but brains ticking at 40 Hertzs that strobscopes make weird - this biologoy.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2009 #5

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    I have equipments that measure something up to 3 picoseconds time resolution. That fact in itself should falsify your question.

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  7. Apr 9, 2009 #6

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    Not to mention that the universe was around long before human eyes.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2009 #7
    oh. haha i'm dumb.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2009 #8

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    Femtoseconds (1E-15) even.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2009 #9

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    I know there are, but I am not in possession of such equipment or use any regularly.

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