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"The correct conclusion to draw is that quantum theory is merely a special case of a much wider physics – a physics in which non-local (super-luminal) signalling is possible, and in which the uncertainty principle can be violated. ...In equilibrium, this non-local effect averages to zero and no signal can be sent in practice. But this ‘cancellation’ is merely a feature of the equilibrium state. It is not a fundamental feature of the world. ... Our view of de Broglie’s theory provides a very novel perspective, according to which our local and indeterministic quantum physics emerged via relaxation processes out of a fundamentally non-local and deterministic physics – a physics the details of which are now screened off by the all-pervading statistical noise. As equilibrium was approached, the possibility of superluminal signalling faded away and statistical uncertainty took over. Key features of what we regard as the laws of physics – locality, uncertainty and the principles of relativity theory – are merely features of our current state and not fundamental features of the world. But is there any independent evidence that we are confined to a special statistical state? Arguably there is. Modern physics seems to contain a ‘conspiracy’ that prevents non-local quantum effects from being used to send a signal. Why should non-locality be hidden in this way? The conspiracy may be explained as a peculiarity of equilibrium, in which non-local effects are washed out – or averaged to zero – by statistical noise. Out of equilibrium, the non-locality becomes controllable and the ‘conspiracy’ disappears."

Valentini then discusses his idea to search for sub-quantal non-equilibrium in precision cosmology in the NASA WMAP data. My own idea is different, though not incompatible. It is to create sub-quantal non-equilibrium in the lab artificially, indeed in C^3 devices. Indeed, our own mental fields with consciousness must be such devices in my opinion because of the work of Libet, Radin, Bierman described by Roger Penrose as well as the Princeton PEAR including the Global Consciousness Project and the SRI experiments in remote viewing by Puthoff and Targ funded by the CIA, DIA et-al. The direct influence of the entangled hidden variables back on their pilot waves in configuration space first posed by Bohm and Hiley in "The Undivided Universe" is a signature of the sub-quantal non-equilibrium of Valentini also anticipated by Brian Josephson and Fotini Pallikari in their paper "Biological Utilization of Nonlocality."

More background from Valentini's paper:

"At the 1927 Solvay conference, three different theories of quantum mechanics were presented; however, the physicists present failed to reach a consensus. Today, many fundamental questions about quantum physics remain unanswered. One of the theories presented at the conference was Louis de Broglie's pilot-wave dynamics. This work was subsequently neglected in historical accounts; however, recent studies of de Broglie's original idea have rediscovered a powerful and original theory. In de Broglie's theory, quantum theory emerges as a special subset of a wider physics, which allows non-local signals and violation of the uncertainty principle. Experimental evidence for this new physics might be found in the cosmological-microwave-background anisotropies and with the detection of relic particles with exotic new properties predicted by the theory. ... De Broglie showed how to apply his dynamics to explain simple quantum phenomena. But many details and applications were missing. In particular, deBroglie seems not to have recognized that his dynamics was irreducibly nonlocal. Nor was this recognized by anyone else at the conference. The action of the wave in multidimensional configuration space is such that a local operation on one particle can have an instantaneous effect on the motions of other (distant) particles. ...

An analogy with classical physics is helpful here. For a box of gas, there is no reason to think that the molecules must be distributed uniformly within the box with a thermal spread in their speeds. That would amount to restricting classical physics to thermal equilibrium, when in fact classical physics is a much wider theory. Similarly, in pilot-wave theory, the ‘quantum equilibrium’ distribution – with particle positions distributed according to the Born rule – is only a special case. In principle, the theory allows other ‘quantum non-equilibrium’ distributions, for which the statistical predictions of quantum theory are violated – just as, for a classical box of gas out of thermal equilibrium, predictions for pressure fluctuations will differ from the thermal case. Quantum equilibrium has the same status in pilot-wave dynamics as thermal equilibrium has in classical dynamics. Equilibrium is a mere contingency, not a law. ... Thus, if we had a large collection of non-equilibrium particles, then we could use them for practical signalling at speeds faster than the speed of light. Such signals could be used to synchronize clocks – there would be an absolute simultaneity. In the pilot-wave theory of high-energy physics, relativity theory emerges only in the equilibrium state where such signals vanish.

It may also be shown that non-equilibrium particles could be used to perform ‘subquantum’ measurements on ordinary (equilibrium) particles – measurements that would violate the uncertainty principle and allow us to measure a trajectory without disturbing the wavefunction. Essentially, the absence of quantum noise in our ‘probe particles’ would enable the experimentalist to circumvent quantum noise in the particles being probed. Such measurements would result in violations of standard quantum constraints, such as those on which the security of quantum cryptography rests."
http://arxiv4.library.cornell.edu/pdf/1001.2758v1
Category: Science