On 5/8/2011 7:53 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote:
I think that the ‘Surprise 20 Questions’ idea that John Wheeler
considered in his famous ‘It from Bit’ paper might be more
appropriate. Any OM that is a possible continuance of another OM must
not contain information that is inconsistent with any previous OM in
its sequence, up to some constant that relates to the upper bound on
the resolving power of a typical measurement. We additionally need to
consider that possible interactions between physical systems would
also constrain the information in the OMs such that no OM in a
sequence could contain information that contradicts that of another
that is related to some separate but co-existing system.
Instead of thinking of the content of OMs in terms of some
statistical measure, I think that it might be a better idea to
consider exactly how OM are sequenced together such that the White
Rabbit problem is minimized. This method is what Pratt uses in his
residuation idea in his process dualism solution to the concurrency
problem, where each state/event transition occurs so long as both
physical conservation laws and logical non-contradiction laws are
upheld. It seems to me that this bypasses the measure problem completely.”
It might bypass the measure problem if the world were Newtonian, i.e.
deterministic. But QM tells us that it isn't.
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