On 08-05-2022 06:04, Bruce Kellett wrote:

On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 11:21 AM smitra <smi...@zonnet.nl> wrote:The issues with branches etc. are likely just artifacts with making hidden assumptions about branches. At the end of the day there are only a finite number of states an observer can be in. If an observer is modeled as an algorithm, take e.g. Star Trek's Mr. Data then it's clear that there are only a finite number of bitstrings that can correspond to the set of all possible things Mr. Data can be aware of.Everett is supposed to be QM without observers. So the number of things that Mr Data can possibly be aware of is irrelevant. According to the SE, all branches are equivalent. All else flows from this -- there are no further "hidden assumptions about branches".

`Yes, but I'm not a big fan of "sticking to scripture". What matters for`

`me is that collapse is inconsistent with the SE, therefore we should`

`consider QM without collapse and see how to best to move forward on that`

`basis.`

Saibal

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