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What if we have only one universe and closed timelike curves exist?

Kim, Bryce (2016) What if we have only one universe and closed timelike curves exist? [Preprint]

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David Deutsch provided us one possible solution to the grandfather paradox, Deutsch's closed timelike curves, or simply Deutsch CTC. Deutsch states that this gives us a tool to test many-worlds (Everettian) hypothesis since Deutsch CTC requires Everettian understanding. This paper explores the possibility of co-existence of Deutsch CTC with contextual/epistemic understanding of quantum mechanics. Then this paper presents the irrelevance hypothesis and the hypothetical application to quantum complexity theory.


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Kim, Brycehungrycereal@gmail.com0000-0002-7205-2876
Keywords: quantum foundation, closed timelike curves, David Deutsch, Many-worlds, Everettian, grandfather paradox, time travel, quantum complexity, quantum computation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computer Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Bryce Kim
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2017 15:28
Item ID: 12725
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computer Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 21 March 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12725

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