When two quantum objects interact, the information they contain becomes shared. This can result in a kind of link between them, where an action performed on one will affect the outcome of an action performed on the other. This “entanglement” applies even if the two particles are half a universe apart.
Read the latest Quantum Shorts flash fiction submissions here as they arrive. There will be a small space-time discontiuum as humans review the stories, so please be patient if you are waiting for your submission to appear. We also recommend dipping into our fiction archives, presenting the shortlists of four previous competitions.