Jack Sarfatti said...
Yes I still have my copy of Quantum Theory and Beyond. I was at the 1974 Cambridge ANPA meeting hosted by Ted Bastin where I first met Brian Josephson and Bernard Car as well as Dennis Bardens of BBC and allegedly British Secret Service.
"Gravitational field is the manifestation of space-time translational (T4) gauge symmetry, which enables gravitational interaction to be unified with the strong and the electroweak interactions. Such a total-unified model is based on a generalized Yang-Mills framework in flat space-time."I have said this for many years now.
On Sep 8, 2013, at 11:05 AM, JACK SARFATTI <jacksarfatti@icloud.com> wrote:
"Radin draws attention to the similarities between psi phenomena, where events separated in space and time appear to have a connection which can't be explained by known means of communication, and the entanglement of particles resulting in correlations measured at space-like intervals in quantum mechanics, and speculates that there may be a kind of macroscopic form of entanglement in which the mind is able to perceive information in a shared consciousness field (for lack of a better term) as well as through the senses."
I distinguish two levels of entanglement "weak" and "strong.". The former is consistent with the "no-signal" arguments of mainstream "orthodox" quantum theory. A small minority of "fringe physicists" (including me) think these arguments are circular. With weak entanglement, a third party Eve can in hindsight see patterns of parallel behavior in Alice and Bob although neither Alice nor Bob are directly aware of what the other is thinking etc. With strong entanglement (aka "signal nonlocality" A. Valentini) we have what most people think of as telepathy and precognition. Alice knows directly and instantly what Bob is thinking. Indeed, Alice may know ahead of time what Bob will think, but hasn't yet.
On Sep 8, 2013, at 10:19 AM, JACK SARFATTI <jacksarfatti@icloud.com> wrote:
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"Parapsychology is small science. There are only about 50 people in the entire world doing serious laboratory experiments in the field today, and the entire funding for parapsychology research in its first 130 years is about what present-day cancer research expends in about 43 seconds. Some may say “What has parapsychology produced in all that time?”, but then one might ask the same of much cancer research.
Of the fifty or so people actively involved in parapsychology research, I have had the privilege to meet at least eight, including the author of the work reviewed infra, and I have found them all to be hard-headed scientists who approach the curious phenomena they study as carefully as physical scientists in any other field. Their grasp of statistical methods is often much better than their more respectable peers in the mainstream publishing papers in the soft sciences. Publications in parapsychology routinely use double-blind and randomisation procedures which are the exception in clinical trials of drugs.
The effect sizes in parapsychology experiments are small, but they are larger, and their probability of being due to chance is smaller, than the medical experiments which endorsed prescribing aspirin to prevent heart attacks and banning silicone breast implants. What is interesting is that the effect size in parapsychology experiments of all kinds appears to converge upon a level which, while small, is so far above chance to indicate “something is going on”.
Before you reject this out of hand, I'd encourage you to read the book or view the videos linked below. Many people who do this research started out to dismiss such nonsense and were enthralled when they discovered there appeared to be something there."
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On Sep 7, 2013, at 8:27 PM, nick herbert <quanta@cruzio.com> wrote:
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An exploration of mind merge
using physics not chemistry
in less than 1000 words..
http://shorts.quantumlah.org/entry/bobandalice-0
Standard texbooks on quantum mechanicstell you that observable quantities are represented byHermitian operators, that their possible values are theeigenvalues of these operators, and that the probabilityof detecting eigenvalue a, corresponding to eigenvector|a> |<a|psi>|2, where |psi> is the (pure) state of thequantum system that is observed. With a bit more sophisticationto include mixed states, the probability canbe written in a general way <a|rho|a> …This is nice and neat, but it does not describe whathappens in real life. Quantum phenomena do not occurin Hilbert space; they occur in a laboratory. If you visit areal laboratory, you will never find Hermitian operatorsthere. All you can see are emitters (lasers, ion guns, synchrotrons,and the like) and appropriate detectors. Inthe latter, the time required for the irreversible act ofamplification (the formation of a microscopic bubble ina bubble chamber, or the initial stage of an electric discharge)is extremely brief, typically of the order of anatomic radius divided by the velocity of light. Once irreversibilityhas set in, the rest of the amplification processis essentially classical. It is noteworthy that the time andspace needed for initiating the irreversible processes areincomparably smaller than the macroscopic resolutionof the detecting equipment.The experimenter controls the emission process andobserves detection events. The theorist’s problem is topredict the probability of response of this or that detector,for a given emission procedure. It often happensthat the preparation is unknown to the experimenter,and then the theory can be used for discriminating betweendifferent preparation hypotheses, once the detectionoutcomes are known.<Screen Shot 2013-09-04 at 8.57.50 AM.png>Many physicists, perhaps a majority, have an intuitive,realistic worldview and consider a quantum state as aphysical entity. Its value may not be known, but in principlethe quantum state of a physical system would bewell defined. However, there is no experimental evidencewhatsoever to support this naive belief. On thecontrary, if this view is taken seriously, it may lead tobizarre consequences, called ‘‘quantum paradoxes.’’These so-called paradoxes originate solely from an incorrectinterpretation of quantum theory, which is thoroughlypragmatic and, when correctly used, never yieldstwo contradictory answers to a well-posed question. It isonly the misuse of quantum concepts, guided by a pseudorealisticphilosophy, that leads to paradoxical results.[My comment #2: Here is the basic conflict between epistemological vs ontological views of quantum reality.]In this review we shall adhere to the view that r isonly a mathematical expression which encodes informationabout the potential results of our experimental interventions.The latter are commonly called‘‘measurements’’—an unfortunate terminology, whichgives the impression that there exists in the real worldsome unknown property that we are measuring. Eventhe very existence of particles depends on the context ofour experiments. In a classic article, Mott (1929) wrote‘‘Until the final interpretation is made, no mentionshould be made of the a ray being a particle at all.’’Drell (1978a, 1978b) provocatively asked ‘‘When is aparticle?’’ In particular, observers whose world lines areaccelerated record different numbers of particles, as willbe explained in Sec. V.D (Unruh, 1976; Wald, 1994).1The theory of relativity did not cause as much misunderstandingand controversy as quantum theory, because peoplewere careful to avoid using the same nomenclature as in nonrelativisticphysics. For example, elementary textbooks onrelativity theory distinguish ‘‘rest mass’’ from ‘‘relativisticmass’’ (hard-core relativists call them simply ‘‘mass’’ and ‘‘energy’’).2The ‘‘irreversible act of amplification’’ is part of quantumfolklore, but it is not essential to physics. Amplification isneeded solely to facilitate the work of the experimenter.3Positive operators are those having the property that^curuc&>0 for any state c. These operators are always Hermitian.94 A. Peres and D. R. Terno: Quantum information and relativity theoryRev. Mod.On Sep 4, 2013, at 8:48 AM, JACK SARFATTI <adastra1@icloud.com> wrote:
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The late Asher Peres http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asher_Peres interpretation is the antithesis of the late David Bohm's ontological interpretation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bohm holding to a purely subjective epistemological Bohrian interpretation of the quantum BIT potential Q.He claims that Antony Valentini's signal non locality beyond orthodox quantum theory would violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics.REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS, VOLUME 76, JANUARY 2004Quantum information and relativity theoryAsher PeresDepartment of Physics, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, IsraelDaniel R. TernoPerimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2J 2W9(Published 6 January 2004)This article discusses the intimate relationship between quantum mechanics, information theory, andrelativity theory. Taken together these are the foundations of present-day theoretical physics, andtheir interrelationship is an essential part of the theory. The acquisition of information from aquantum system by an observer occurs at the interface of classical and quantum physics. The authorsreview the essential tools needed to describe this interface, i.e., Kraus matrices andpositive-operator-valued measures. They then discuss how special relativity imposes severerestrictions on the transfer of information between distant systems and the implications of the fact thatquantum entropy is not a Lorentz-covariant concept. This leads to a discussion of how it comes aboutthat Lorentz transformations of reduced density matrices for entangled systems may not becompletely positive maps. Quantum field theory is, of course, necessary for a consistent description ofinteractions. Its structure implies a fundamental tradeoff between detector reliability andlocalizability. Moreover, general relativity produces new and counterintuitive effects, particularlywhen black holes (or, more generally, event horizons) are involved. In this more general context theauthors discuss how most of the current concepts in quantum information theory may require areassessment.CONTENTSI. Three Inseparable Theories 93A. Relativity and information 93B. Quantum mechanics and information 94C. Relativity and quantum theory 95D. The meaning of probability 95E. The role of topology 96F. The essence of quantum information 96II. The Acquisition of Information 97A. The ambivalent quantum observer 97B. The measuring process 98C. Decoherence 99D. Kraus matrices and positive-operator-valuedmeasures (POVM’s) 99E. The no-communication theorem 100III. The Relativistic Measuring Process 102A. General properties 102B. The role of relativity 103C. Quantum nonlocality? 104D. Classical analogies 105IV. Quantum Entropy and Special Relativity 105A. Reduced density matrices 105B. Massive particles 105C. Photons 107D. Entanglement 109E. Communication channels 110V. The Role of Quantum Field Theory 110A. General theorems 110B. Particles and localization 111C. Entanglement in quantum field theory 112D. Accelerated detectors 113VI. Beyond Special Relativity 114A. Entanglement revisited 115B. The thermodynamics of black holes 116C. Open problems 118Acknowledgments and Apologies 118Appendix A: Relativistic State Transformations 119Appendix B: Black-Hole Radiation 119References 120I. THREE INSEPARABLE THEORIESQuantum theory and relativity theory emerged at thebeginning of the twentieth century to give answers tounexplained issues in physics: the blackbody spectrum,the structure of atoms and nuclei, the electrodynamics ofmoving bodies. Many years later, information theorywas developed by Claude Shannon (1948) for analyzingthe efficiency of communication methods. How do theseseemingly disparate disciplines relate to each other? Inthis review, we shall show that they are inseparablylinked.A. Relativity and informationCommon presentations of relativity theory employfictitious observers who send and receive signals. These‘‘observers’’ should not be thought of as human beings,but rather as ordinary physical emitters and detectors.Their role is to label and locate events in spacetime. Thespeed of transmission of these signals is bounded byc—the velocity of light—because information needs amaterial carrier, and the latter must obey the laws ofphysics. Information is physical (Landauer, 1991).[My comment #1: Indeed information is physical. Contrary to Peres, in Bohm's theory Q is also physical but not material (be able), consequently one can have entanglement negentropy transfer without be able material propagation of a classical signal. I think Peres makes a fundamental error here.]However, the mere existence of an upper bound onthe speed of propagation of physical effects does not dojustice to the fundamentally new concepts that were introducedby Albert Einstein (one could as well imaginecommunications limited by the speed of sound, or thatof the postal service). Einstein showed that simultaneityhad no absolute meaning, and that distant events mighthave different time orderings when referred to observersin relative motion. Relativistic kinematics is all aboutinformation transfer between observers in relative motion.Classical information theory involves concepts such asthe rates of emission and detection of signals, and thenoise power spectrum. These variables have well definedrelativistic transformation properties, independentof the actual physical implementation of the communicationsystem.