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Quantum collapse, consciousness and superluminal communication

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

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    Abstract

    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
    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
    Conferences and Volumes: ?? 2001004 ??
    Depositing User: Shan Gao
    Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2011 09:18
    Last Modified: 03 Sep 2011 09:18
    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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