Bohm & Hidden Variables

Bohm and Hidden Variables

Bohm's hidden variable theory offers a solution to Einstein's problem with quantum mechanics, namely that there can be no state of the individual particles that would account for the bizarre correlation in the properties of entangled particles, but comes at a high price—nonlocality. The theory flies in the face of relativity in that it requires that information be transmitted instantaneously—faster than light—between particles.

Totally Random depicts Bohm as something of a hidden variable himself, as he is shoved into a closet by Einstein who is making a point regarding the problems that arise in trying to determine the direction of causation between the quoins. Bohm retaliates by proposing a pilot wave theory that requires a preferred frame of reference in order to work. A literal and figurative shot in the eye to Einstein's special theory of relativity!