Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction by James Gunn

By James Gunn

Updates and expands technological know-how fiction pupil James Gunn's definitive, Hugo Award-winning serious quantity approximately Isaac Asimov and his contributions to the technological know-how fiction style.

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So, how do physicists incorporate this amazing conclusion in their world view? Well, most simply don’t care, most don’t realize that they are living at a time of a huge conceptual revolution; sadly, most physicists would not have recognized Nicolaus Copernicus nor Galileo, 3 Are There Quantum Effects Coming from Outside Space–Time?. . 31 Galilei had they been contemporaries of these giants that carried out huge conceptual revolutions. But there are exceptions that one may classify, roughly, into two categories: the many-worlds lovers and the others (to which I belong).

An example, discussed in Sect. 3, could be that a measurement outcome is definitive only once a mass has significantly moved. This interesting explanation of the observed correlation could be experimentally falsified. Another example could be that a measurement is finished only once a human becomes conscious of its outcome . . ”. Clearly such ideas are ill defined, though they deserve further scrutiny. Finally, pushed to the extreme, one 3 Some conclude that it must be realism that is faulty. But I don’t see in which sense this could save locality?

The second way out of the conclusion “Nature is nonlocal” speculates on the fact that in actual experiments it is not so easy to determine when a choice is made and when an outcome is produced. Ideally, human Alice and Bob should make conscious choices, but in all experiments so far the choices are delegated to random number generators (or, even, no active choice is made, one merely argues—quite convincingly in my opinion—that the measurement settings are unknown to l and to the particles until the moment they reach the measurement apparatuses).

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