Quantum collapse, consciousness and superluminal communication

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Foundations of Physics Letters, ISSN: 0894-9875, Vol: 17, Issue: 2, Page: 167-182

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8750
DOI:
10.1023/b:fopl.0000019654.91603.3c
Author(s):
Gao, Shan
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature, Springer
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Physics and Astronomy
article description
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 briefly discussed.

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