Each time I look video in regards to quantum physics there is almost always one point where they claim small matter can be represented by a wave function (can be everywhere but the item in question has an higher % of being at a specific location than far away) until it is observed (now seen as a particle).
In practice, what is considered as an "Observer"?
Is consciousness essential to the observer role?
Example1: Let's say X is not observed (so in the wave function state), then a device is placed to determine the location of X but the result is never looked at by a conscious being (assuming a human) .
Is X considered observed so now represented by a particle?
Example2: Same example as 1 but now a conscious being looks at the result of the device.
I assume X is now being considered observed therefore it is now represented as a particle.