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On the possibility of nonlinear quantum evolution and superluminal communication

Gao, Shan (2013) On the possibility of nonlinear quantum evolution and superluminal communication. [Preprint]

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A possible mechanism of nonlinear quantum evolution is introduced and its implications for quantum communication are investigated. First, it is demonstrated that an appropriate combination of wavefunction collapse and the consciousness of observer may permit the observer to distinguish nonorthogonal quantum states in principle, and thus consciousness will introduce certain nonlinearity into quantum dynamics. Next, it is shown that the distinguishability of nonorthogonal states can be used to achieve quantum superluminal communication, by which information can be transmitted nonlocally and faster than the speed of light. Finally, the issue of apparent incompatibility between superluminal communication and special relativity is briefly addressed.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Additional Information: International Conference on Hot Topics in Physical Informatics
Keywords: nonlinear quantum evolution, wavefunction collapse, consciousness, superluminal communication, special relativity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Quantum
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 17:39
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2013 17:39
Item ID: 10004
Official URL: http://www.ece.tamu.edu/~noise/HotPI_2013/HotPI_20...
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Quantum
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 18 September 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10004

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