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surreal wrote

i think what he means by quantum is that jump from one state to another without any intermediate states, nothing to do with quantum mechanics.

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ntm wrote

I get that, but why not use "discontinuous" or something less ambiguous?

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surreal wrote

yep he probably should but quantum also implies that the states are discrete and measurable. anyway the concept of quantum is like a century old and these new interdisciplinary sciences like to borrow buzzwords.