A more general approach than Wheeler's is to understand that all
participants in every event, even down to the particle level, are
effectively observers of that event.
I generalize Wheeler's statement in my book on Reality to explain how every
connected network of events essentially functions as a mini-reality
accessible only to event participants of their networks, and it is only
through networks connecting through common events that those mini-networks
become merged into sharable realities in which "events become real because
they become observable".
It's a very important concept that leads to very important conclusions
because it shows how GR and QM can be conceptually unified and all Quantum
paradox resolved. I explained all this in my New Topic post titled
something like "Yes, my book does address quantum reality" if you want to
On Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:16:35 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
> On 12/26/2013 1:46 AM, LizR wrote:
> > Interesting, at a brief skim they appear to be suggesting that phenomena
> like quantum
> > erasure involve rewriting the past, or words to that effect.....or have
> I got that wrong?
> Yeah, it's sort of like Wheeler's "No event is a real event until it's an
> event." They're saying the observation *writes*, not rewrites, the past.
> But we don't
> want to leave conscious observation as a mystery; we know that
> "observation" by any
> macroscopic recorder is sufficient to fix the events. I think this can be
> accommodated in
> Bruno's theory by looking at it, not as changing or rewriting the past,
> but as
> post-selecting the past from the infinite threads of computation.
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