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Quantum collapse, consciousness and superluminal communication

Gao, Shan (2004) Quantum collapse, consciousness and superluminal communication. [Published Article or Volume]

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The relation between quantum collapse, consciousness and superluminal communication is analyzed. As we know, quantum collapse, if exists, can result in the appearance of quantum nonlocality, and requires the existence of a preferred Lorentz frame. This may permit the realization of quantum superluminal communication (QSC), which will no longer result in the usual causal loop in case of the existence of a preferred Lorentz frame. The possibility of the existence of QSC is further analyzed under the assumption that quantum collapse is a real process. We demonstrate that the combination of quantum collapse and the consciousness of the observer will permit the observer to distinguish nonorthogonal states in principle. This provides a possible way to realize QSC. Some implications of the existence of QSC are briefy discussed.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Gao, Shanrg@mail.ie.ac.cn
Keywords: Quantum collapse, nonlocality, preferred Lorentz frame, consciousness, superluminal communication, special relativity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2011 13:18
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2011 13:18
Item ID: 8750
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Physics Letters
Publisher: Springer
Public Domain: Yes
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/0894-9875/
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8750

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