A Schrödinger border…

This morning I read in the Times letters of the concept of a Schrödinger border: researching it on the internet, I see that it’s not a new concept, but still, I think there’s mileage here.

To me, it would mean a border that

  • one can detect which side of it one is on

but

  • is never actually crossed (or if you prefer, one quantum tunnels through the border)

So, if one never actually crosses the border, but it still exists, this could satisfy contradicting demands from different politicians. This could be a way forward not just for the Irish border, but for a future Scotland/England border as well. Indeed, it could allow for local borders wherever one would like them (for example, for the Kingdom of Fife)….

This could be a politically useful application of quantum physics.

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