Re: laboratory "black holes"

From: scerir (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 14:50:55 MST

John Marlow wrote:
Ah. Swell. You think maybe they could locate the lab in DC and suck
that mess into oblivion? Give the whole thing a socially redeeming

Right. But remember: falling into the black hole performs a non-unitary
transformation on you, and if you live in a pure state this non-unitary
transformation for sure fails to preserve probability. So the sum of
the probabilities of all possible outcomes of your fall is not = 1.
Some information, about yourself, might be confused. But your
radiation will remain in the Universe for ever. And that's much
much better than the "Big Mess" cosmology by Tullio Regge.
- scerir

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