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A quantum observer cannot report her observation; otherwise superluminal signaling is possible

Gao, Shan (2023) A quantum observer cannot report her observation; otherwise superluminal signaling is possible. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In collapse theories of quantum mechanics, there are observers who are in a superposition of brain states with different perceptions. This paper presents a no-go result for such quantum observers. It is argued that the following three assumptions: (1) quantum observers have minds, (2) quantum observers can report their mental content, and (3) no-signaling are incompatible. Possible implications of this result are also briefly discussed.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Prof. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2023 15:01
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2023 15:01
Item ID: 21746
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 12 February 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21746

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