The basis for the dialog
was an idea that occurred to me when I was reading a few things on quantum computing. It is intentionally vague in areas, mostly it was just a fun idea. However, in a somewhat serious discussion with my friend Craig Lent
, he pointed out a problem with my coin-flipping version of Penrose's variation on Schrödinger's gedankenexperiment. That is, he pointed out that Chaos Theory and its sensitivity to initial starting conditions probably doesn't allow me, even in principle, to do the experiment. Basically there probably aren't even enough particles in the universe to specify the starting conditions precisely enough.
This "flaw" does give me other ideas, though...