Decay of the wave function.

A Timely Voyage Beyond Uncertainty.

mim Armand
5 min readSep 8, 2023

In QM ( Quantum Mechanics ), the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is a fundamental concept that states that it is impossible to simultaneously know both the exact position and the exact momentum of a particle; the more precisely one property is known, the less precisely the other can be known.

Δx ⋅ Δp ≥ ( 1/2 ℏ ​)

I was thinking about this recently and realized a loophole might exist.
Of course, this is a fundamental limitation on our ability to measure and the scope of knowledge of the real world we can ever obtain. But it applies only when we make a measurement.

Time will tell.

The loophole might let us peek into the world of quantum particles from an additional dimension that does not exist in this realm, as expressed in the Uncertainty principle: Time.

What if we don’t make any measurements and just wait?
Would the lack of measurement over time count as a measurement?
In other words, can we decay the wave function by only paying attention to it without ever interacting with the particle?

Time is knowledge.



mim Armand

Sr Solutions Architect / Technology evangelist and Consultant / Teacher of the Full-Stack Web development courses at Washington University in st. Louis