Re: The Universe-is that all there is? sung by Miss Peggy Lee. :-)

Nigel Jacob (
Tue, 13 Jan 1998 12:14:22 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 12 Jan 1998, Mark D. Fulwiler wrote:

> The problem with these multiple universe theories is that I know of no way they
> could be proven. And something that cannot be proven is totally irrelevant.
> Therefore, I assume that the "universe" and the four dimensional space-time we live
> in are one and the same. However, whether everything there is includes other
> universes or just the one we can observe, the fact remains that the universe or
> universes are/is the result of (a) quantum fluctuation(s).

A possible experimental test of the Many-Worlds interpretation of
Quantum theory would be to use quantum-computers to simulate the process
of collapsing the Psi-function, since any quantum system is
(theoretically) subject to simulation by a quantum-computer.

Of course the proposed experiment is a few years off yet, but the
current work on quantum-computers is very suggestive.

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