On 10/24/2012 10:04 AM, Richard Ruquist wrote:
At the risk of beating a dead horse, Cramer's Transactional Interpretation of
Quantum Mechanics TIQM, a 4th possible interpetation of QM, requires waves
coming back from the future.
recently he [Cramer] has also argued TIQM to be consistent with the
Afshar experiment, while claiming that the Copenhagen interpretation
and the many-worlds interpretation are not."
 ^ A Farewell to Copenhagen?, by John Cramer. Analog, December 2005.
Feynman used waves coming back from the future to solve his Quantum
Electrodynamics QED, the most experimentally accurate physics theory
extant, which in my mind lends TIQM credence. Such teteological
effects are expanded on for living systems in Terrence Deacon's book
"Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter".
Is evidence of anticipatory effects possibly evidence for TIQM?
The advanced wave aspect is bounded in the future, just as the
retarded waves are bounded in the past within a finite duration that is
related to the Hamiltonian of the system in question. The best picture
of this is to think of a standing wave bouncing between a pair of zero
phase nodes. This is how normal QM works, the bra and ket of Dirac's
formalism is just another version of this, but it does not take
relativity (relative motions of objects 'in' space-time) into account.
The anticipatory effect is a bit different as it involves a
component of information that seems to be outside the causal light cone.
This is an concept that requires new thinking about what "causality" is!
Superstrings are not helpful here as they assume a flat space-time
background and are just fibrations of that space-time. I don't know of
any discussion of a variability of the compactified manifolds or
whatever that would give us an explanation. The internal dimensions of
the manifolds have no relation what so ever to the dimensions of
space-time. They are orthogonal and thus completely independent.
I should add that my extension of ordinary superstring theory, and in
particular the properties of the compactified dimensions, provides a
mechanism for TIQM. The conjecture of my extension is that the compact
particles or monads react instantly to the entire universe because of
its exterior to interior mapping, as Brian Greene showed in a 2-D
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