[extropy-chat] Is Many Worlds testable?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Dec 29 05:15:04 UTC 2006

At 08:54 PM 12/28/2006 -0800, Lee wrote:

> > This is probably a silly suggestion, but could a physicist do the
> > observing directly, and then be dosed with Rohypnol or some other
> > drug interrupting short term memory, preventing the memory of
> > observation from going into long term storage?
>The problem is that the memory affecting drug doesn't restore
>the physical object to a state that is identical to what is happening
>in the other branch.

Yeah, I know that's the usual statement. I was trying to dig into the 
soft underbelly of the oft-implied "consciousness collapses the state 
vector" model and see how that might be consistent with observed 
quantum erasure. A doubly-foolish effort. Ah well.

Damien Broderick 

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