(2011) Axiomathes 21 (2).

Quantum Cooperation

Johann Summhammer

pp. 347-356

In a theoretical simulation the cooperation of two insects is investigated who share a large number of maximally entangled EPR-pairs to correlate their probabilistic actions. Specifically, two distant butterflies must find each other. Each butterfly moves in a chaotic form of short flights, guided only by the weak scent emanating from the other butterfly. The flight directions result from classical random choices. Each such decision of an individual is followed by a read-out of an internal quantum measurement on a spin, the result of which decides whether the individual shall do a short flight or wait. These assumptions reflect the scarce environmental information and the small brains' limited computational capacity. The quantum model is contrasted to two other cases: In the classical case the coherence between the spin pairs gets lost and the two butterflies act independently. In the super classical case the two butterflies read off their decisions of whether to fly or to wait from the same internal list so that they always take the same decision as if they were super correlated. The numerical simulation reveals that the quantum entangled butterflies find each other with a much shorter total flight path than in both classical models.

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Summhammer, J. (2011). Quantum Cooperation. Axiomathes 21 (2), pp. 347-356.

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