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The Emergent MultiverseQuantum Theory according to the Everett Interpretation$
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David Wallace

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546961.001.0001

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A Cornucopia of Everettian Consequences

A Cornucopia of Everettian Consequences

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(p.361) 10 A Cornucopia of Everettian Consequences
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The Emergent Multiverse
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David Wallace

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546961.003.0013

This chapter reviews a collection of other philosophical and conceptual consequences of the Everett interpretation: the popular-science idea that chaos theory makes the future sensitively dependent upon our present actions; some exotic situations involving quantum probability, such as the infamous ‘quantum suicide’ thought experiment; the proposal by Deutsch that other worlds are directly observed in quantum-mechanical interference processes; the ontologica status of mixed states; and the nature of time travel in an Everettian universe.

Keywords:   Everett interpretation, many worlds, probability in quantum theory, David Deutsch, chaos theory, quantum suicide, time travel, mixed states

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