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.