Scientists Just Proved The Force Is Real Beyond 'Star Wars'
Breaking down the science of Star Wars is a tradition that has accompanied the release of every film, and The Last Jedi is no exception. While it's no spoiler to say that the force is strong with this one, Quantum Physics tells us that it may be strong in our own galaxy, too.
Scientists have proved that Quantum Entanglement, a phenomenon that occurs when particles can be in two places at once, is wholly plausible. Before a particle is observed it exists in two places at once, a state called "superposition."
Once the particle is observed in a certain position, it can control an arbitrary amount of distance and determine what we would see in another position. This concept that Einstein once called "spooky action at a distance" might not be so spooky after all.
Without spoiling anything about The Last Jedi, this phenomenon is on display in, uh, full force.
Other realms of Quantum Physics, like wave-particle duality in Quantum Mechanics, suggest that Force Ghosts might have some grounding in reality, too.
The concept of wave-particle duality suggests that protons and electrons possess both particles and waves. The late Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr understood this as a quantum code for all things, living and dead. As a particle transmits its information onto a wave, that data becomes part of a spiritual quantum field.
The headiest moments of The Last Jedi might come when the characters reckon with their identities, figuring out who they are, where they come from, and how much choice they have in the matter.
If our minds operate according to the laws of quantum mechanics then our actions would be unpredictable, meaning free will is a very real phenomenon, too.