Stop Making Quantum Mechanics Hard.
Want to tell your friends that you understand quantum mechanics? Blow their mind with this statement.
Quantum Mechanics is the study of time.
That’s it. That’s all it is. People are making it hard right now because they are not looking at the whole picture.
Think of Schrödinger’s Cat.
Why is this a hard problem? Because we are looking at time from a single stable instant. But nothing is actually isolated. There is a long line of cause/effect chains leading to a specific event in time. Do you want to solve this problem? Be the one who put the vial in there, to begin with. Or examine the world to see what the evidence suggests. Communicate with others. You can know. The problem is poorly designed. Reality is the key.
A point in time can only be considered as a snapshot. You have to look at the flow of time to understand cause/effect.
This can have Newton’s laws applied as well:
Every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force. (source)
Inertia. Do you want to see inertia in time? Look at compound interest.
The velocity of an object changes when it is subjected to an external force. (source)
Think of velocity as the amount of time for a cause to create an effect. The more causes, the stronger the force, the sooner the effect.
For every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction. (source)
These are the patterns we see in nature. The causes are the action. The reaction is the effect.
Quantum Entanglement — Have you heard of this magic? It really isn’t hard either. These are simply two things that exist in the same moment of time. They may have a common cause and they may not. We cannot know unless we examine them more closely.
There you go. I think you are more informed on Quantum Mechanics than the people studying it right now. I don’t actually know, because they haven’t responded to my emails yet. But if I am right, you are now ahead of the game. Go forth and learn!