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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