Dead or Alive: Schrödinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker

| February 21, 2012 |

Life, it is said, is not about black or white; indeed, collective wisdom says it is about shades of grey. Yet, there are many occasions in our personal and professional lives when we vacillate in our decision-making. We can’t choose between a “yes” or “no”, a “go” or “no-go”.

Often, we rely on tossing a coin. Heads means one fork in the road; tails means the other. Now, you can rely on the wisdom of Schrödinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker to help you make decisions. Whether these decisions will be better or not is not possible to say at this time; but make decisions you can.

The concept behind the Schrödinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker is the same as a coin toss: one outcome means a certain decision, while the other outcome means the alternative decision. You can read more about the original Schrödinger’s Cat thought experiment from 1935 here.

The Schrödinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker consists of a box with a digital “cat” inside. The box itself measures 5.5”x4”x4”. The digital cat is powered by three AA batteries.

When you are in two minds and need a yes/no type of decision, just ask your question and slide open the door on the box. The digital “cat” inside will dance around for a few seconds and then either “live” or “die”. If the cat stands on all fours, it is alive; it is deemed to be “dead” if it lies down. The answer to your question is a “yes” if the cat “lives”. If it “dies”, the answer is a “no”.

If you’re in company and do not want others to know of your special decision-making aide, just ask the question in your own mind before you slide open the door of the Schrödinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker.

The Schrödinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker is priced at $30 (£20).





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