The World Hologram

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Schrödinger's cat

This article describes why the world one encounters is a holographic universe, which totally explains Schrödinger’s cat.

The World Hologram


This explains the origin of the dualism of fundamental dynamics in quantum mechanics. The relevant distinction is not scale, micro or macro, but the type of physical frame of reference. They are domains of different logical types in the unitary system, Everett’s absolute and relative states. The evidence is the holographic universe, the cosmology of the relative state.

As Wilczek describes, the missing key to the nature of quantum mechanics is the ”observer” that actually encounters the dynamics defined by the physics. This is precisely defined by the protagonist of Everett’s relative state, the entity constituted by the record of observations. The projective three-dimensional perceptual reality formed by the integrated synthesis is the world hologram. The novel concept is that the physical reality of this protagonist is the superposed sum of all the worlds in which it is instantiated, a ‘class-of-worlds-as-a-world’. Schrödinger’s cat is retrodicted. The cat really is alive and dead for the experimenter because each condition is real in half the worlds in which he exists. Collapse on observation is inherent because this changes the definition of the class, to that containing only worlds that define the cat in one specific state. The collapse dynamics is a set-selection phenomenon, a second-logical-type operation.

The world hologram defines the determinacy of the relative state. As this defines the observed surface, the effect is the holographic universe. The three-dimensional quasi-classical world is nonetheless confirmed as the fundamental definition, a property of the absolute state. The holographic universe is an emergent second-logical-type phenomenon. The incompatible dynamics of quantum mechanics operate at these two different levels of logical type. The measurement problem is a category error. The standard von Neumann-Dirac formulation is flawless.

The analysis of the nature of the mind in Lockwood’s formulation shows that the different levels of logical type apply to the personal and collective unconscious in Jung’s classification. He defines the former as the record of observations. As the latter is unobserved this attribute of the mind is therefore in a state of superposition of all possible states concomitant with the world hologram. Effectively, in the relative state, the brain must be operating as a quantum computer.

The Quantum-Mechanical Frame of Reference

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The theory presented here utilises Bertrand Russell’s concept of logical types to resolve the great paradoxes of the new physics. The analysis produces a simple new explanatory principle that fully ratifies the existing interpretations: Hugh Everett’s many worlds in quantum theory, and Hermann Weyl’s solution in relativity.

This is a treatise in applied epistemology, based solely on well-established work in the field; I am not a physicist and no new physics is proposed. The explanation presented shows that there is nothing wrong with the existing well-honed science of relativity and quantum theory. The famous paradoxes arise solely because of the worldview we naturally take for granted which results in fundamental category errors.

Part 1 addresses the quantum theory. There is nothing wrong with the modern scientific worldview. It is perfectly correct but it is only part of the story. As David Mermin explains it is incomplete because the perceiving subject, the protagonist of the dynamics of physics, is not included in the science. The harm from this assumption arises from not this exclusion per se, but because of the nature of the world of the individual which is an utterly different type of thing to that of the current paradigm.

As defined by Everett, the protagonist is the record of observations, here the ‘world hologram’, the field of information experienced as reality. This field of information is present in a great number of worlds in the quantum universe; and as a result the physical reality encountered by this individual is a completely different type of thing to the objective, physical, ‘quasi-classical’ world of the current paradigm. It is a ‘world superposition’, a class-of-worlds-as-a-world, a second-logical-type phenomenon.

This provides the ontology for a world that operates exactly as described by Quantum Bayesianism: determinate solely where observed. Schrödinger’s cat is simply how such a world works. As the authors demonstrate this relative determinacy: “… removes the paradoxes, conundra, and pseudo-problems that have plagued quantum foundations for the past nine decades.” (Fuchs et al., 2013, 1).

The measurement problem is dissolved because the collapse dynamics operates in, and only in this second-logical-type domain. As Everett describes there is only the appearance of the enactment of the quantum mechanical dynamics. No such thing occurs in the objective physical reality of the quasi-classical world.

Part 2 addresses special relativity. As Einstein makes clear, relativity shows that the universe is static, a four-dimensional space-time continuum. Thus the obvious experience of the passage of time is an equally great paradox. As Weyl states, the appearance of the passage of time is produced as consciousness passes through the space-time. The Now that cannot exist in physics, as greatly lamented by Einstein, is simply this moving frame of reference. This is a third-logical-type phenomenon: it is to the moments in time as the projector is to the frames of the movie.

Part 3 describes the nature of the protagonist and the extraordinary properties of the class-of-worlds-as-a-world that forms the physical environment.

The main points are summarised in Multi-Solipsism. This is essentially the ontology of the many-minds concept and the confirmation of Everett. It means personal, physical, parallel realities. The nature of the conscious individual and the nature of the reality encountered are summarised in The World Hologram.

Part 1 – Many-Worlds Reality

Part 2 – Logical Types In Time Evolution

Part 3  Inside-View Physics



The World Hologram

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Limits To Growth

The book Limits to Growth (Matthews, 1972) is the result of a study commissioned by the Club of Rome. It examines the inevitable collision of the exponentially growing human population with limited resources. As shown on the graph there is a drastic reduction in human population, shown by the solid line, once demand has overtaken supply.


This study has been rerun a number of times, each time with the same result. As reported in A Comparison of the Limits to Growth with Thirty Years of Reality by Graham Turner of CSIRO:

The analysis shows that 30 years of historical data compares favorably with key features of a business-as-usual scenario called the “standard run” scenario, which results in collapse of the global system midway through 21st Century. (2008, Abstract)

And this is the best case scenario. The worst case scenario is a global conflict over who gets the dwindling resources. This is what Grint (1973, 12) calls a ‘wicked problem’: meaning it is complex, it has not occurred before, and there is no logical way of puzzling out how to solve it. In other words, there is no scientific way to determine the solution.

The Solution

Technological advances have already been factored in to these studies; so a completely new kind of solution is required. Just such a solution was presented by Alexander King,co-founder of the Club of Rome and its President for sixteen years:

Any durable solution to [humanity’s] external and internal problems can only come from evolution beyond the egoism that motivates every individual. The wisdom we desperately require can only come through inner transformation. … This seems the only hope of breaking the impasse of both great danger and great promise, in which mankind is presently constrained. (2006, 22)

By egoism he means not just an exaggerated self-importance, but the ethical belief that self-interest is the just and proper motive for all human conduct.
This transformation would solve the problem. If a general evolution beyond egoism could be achieved, this would swiftly bring an end to poverty worldwide. As Tomas Pogge explained in his RSA Lecture (2012), had the wealthiest 5% of the global population donated just their gains over the last 17 years to those most in need all over the world, severe poverty would already have been eradicated. 1.5 billion people’s lives would have been transformed. And this is the automatic result of evolution beyond egoism.
This is the first step in meeting limits to growth successfully. As Steven Sinding, Director-General at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, states:

In recent years, general agreement has emerged to the effect that improving economic conditions for individuals generally lead to lower birth rates. (2009, Abstract)

Applied globally, this solves the main problem; and we know this is entirely feasible; it is only the decision to make it happen that has been lacking.
Additionally, a fully cooperating global culture would be able to accommodate a significantly larger population on the planet. This will this tide us through the most difficult period of all, while we ease the population growth to slow and stop.

The Implementation

How can we make this all happen? What could possibly make people change in this fundamental manner? The kind of transformation King is talking about is usually the result of years of dedicated spiritual practice. However, as it happens, we are in luck. This change is exactly what happens naturally, as one comes to understand what the new physics is actually telling us about the true nature of reality.
Firstly, reality is personal: it is only what one has personally observed that is ‘determinate’ – meaning physically real and definitely so – in this version of physical reality. This is not a new idea. This is simply what undaunted physicists, such as Carlo Rovelli (1996), Lev Vaidman (2008) and Hugh Everett (1957), are actually saying. This is the first step in resolving the major paradoxes in both relativity and quantum mechanics. For almost a hundred years, these have proven insoluble within the field of physics. Systems analysis, in terms of the logical types of the methodology of Bertrand Russell (1908), shows us why. Experiential reality is not a subset of physical reality, but its determinant.
In this kind of reality, the whole world is intensely personal; and the full implication is as bizarre as it is revolutionary. In this kind of reality, silly though it sounds in our modern technological age, karma is not just some odd, misguided idea of a primitive people: it is a real operational phenomenon, meaning that your relationship with every aspect of the world directly affects which version of this world you are likely to experience in the future, with regard to every aspect of the world, however apparently remote.
Once I realise that I am in a realm of karma, cooperation and seeking the best for everyone is directly in my own best interests. And living at the expense of others is directly in my own worst interests. Egoism is potentially disastrous. In a domain of this nature, to take more than one gives is to impoverish every aspect of one’s life; but to give more than one takes is to enrich every aspect of it. In other words, living for the good of all is the best one can possibly do for oneself. Just this knowledge begins the evolution beyond egoism that King calls for.
The whole world becomes important to me in the same way that I myself and my family are important. In this amelioration of egoism, a new agenda is born: one that means everyone does OK. For each individual, this is part of a process of personal evolution. With respect to society, this brings about a new age in the global culture. Poverty is eliminated, and we manage the limits to growth peacefully, cooperating to make it work for everyone. There is a new age of humanity.