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"Schroedingers silence" is a situation where on an online chat, the chat partner suddenly becomes silent, as if ignoring. But in fact, it is quite impossible to know if the partner is the latter, or simply away from the keyboard.
These situations can only be one or the other, as soon as the Schroedingers silence is opened, E.G. having a second partner check if he will get an answer when chatting with the first partner: If no answer is given back, the Schroedingers silence has been open, and one can conclude that the partner is indeed AFK. However if the partner do answer, the Schroedingers silence has been opened aswell, and one can now conclude that the partner is ignoring.
chat 1
Self: so hey how is it going?
Partner 1: Yeah, its going good
Self: Got any new games lately
*Partner 1 does not answer for a period of time*
Self: Hey, did you get any or what?
*Still no answer*

chat 2
Self: Hey i think Partner 1 is in a Schroedingers silence
Partner 2: Yeah il check in.
Self: Thanks

chat 3
Partner 2: Hey Partner 1, i heard you got a new dog
*Partner 1 does not answer for a period of time*

chat 2
Partner 2: The Schroedingers silence has been opened, Partner 1 is AFK.
Self: Thanks bud.
by Dinkledinker May 16, 2013
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