[ExI] QT and SR

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sun Sep 7 03:05:04 UTC 2008

At 07:42 PM 9/6/2008 -0700, Lee wrote:

>So, in this particular example we have:
>A number of correlations between her son's brain and the
>nuclear reactor aboard the submarine have formed over time,
>and so have similar bonds between mother and son. When
>certain measurements occur, copies of people tend more
>often than mere chance to end up in the same universes
>as distant events bearing a similar stamp.

But I specified a *precognitive* effect--where a state now uncannily 
and inexplicably correlates with a future state in much the way 
memory allows us to recall an event that we have already witnessed. 
How do these copies sort themselves out, unless you're invoking a 
block universe? (And I don't think MWI allows that.)

This is a thought experiment, but one based on results I am familiar 
with. There are no pieces of string or near-luminal starships. Hey, I 
find myself tempted to post an account of what happened when one of 
the scientists involved attempted to get his results published 
recently by SCIENCE. Coming up shortly. Those with powerful psi 
powers can probably foresee what happened.

Damien Broderick

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