A pair of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU) in Russia afresh proposed an absolutely new view of the cosmos. Their analysis takes the wacky idea that we’re living in a computer simulation and mashes it up with the extraordinary “many worlds” theory to say that, essentially, our entire cosmos is part of an abundantly large breakthrough system spanning “uncountable” multiverses.

When you think about breakthrough systems, like IBM and Google’s breakthrough computers, we usually brainstorm a device that’s advised to work with subatomic particles – qubits – to accomplish breakthrough calculations.


These computers may one day accomplish avant-garde calculations that classical computers today can’t, but for now they’re useful as a way to analysis the gap amid classical and breakthrough reality.

Artyam Yurov and Valerian Yurov, the IKBFU advisers behind the above study, posit that aggregate in the universe, including the cosmos itself, should be viewed as a breakthrough object. This means, to acquaintance “quantum reality” we don’t need to look at subatomic particles or qubits: we’re already there. Aggregate is quantum!

Yurov and Yurov begin their paper by advertence they’ve turned currently accepted abstract physics views on their head:

We present a new angle on the cosmology, based on the breakthrough model proposed by Michael and Hall. In assiduity of the idea of that model we accede finitely many classical constant and isotropic universes whose evolutions are bent by the accepted Einstein–Friedmann equations but that also collaborate with each other quantum-mechanically.

The paper goes on to mathematically call how our entire cosmos is, itself, a breakthrough object. This means, like a tiny subatomic particle, it exhibits breakthrough backdrop that should accommodate superposition. Theoretically, our cosmos should be able to be in more than one place or state at a time, and that means there simply must be commodity out there for it to collaborate with — even if that means it uses jaw-droppingly unintuitive breakthrough mechanics to collaborate with itself in assorted states simultaneously.

The botheration with accretion breakthrough mechanics to large altar – like say, a single cell – is that other abstract breakthrough appearance stop making as much sense. In this case “decoherence,” or how breakthrough altar “collapse” from assorted states into the concrete state we see in our classical observations, doesn’t seem to pass muster at the cosmic scale.

Yurov and Yurov have a simple band-aid for that: They state absolutely in their work that “There is no such thing as ‘decoherence’.”

According to an commodity from Sci-Tech Daily, lead author on the paper Artyom Yurov said:

Back in the days I was agnostic about the idea. Because it is known that the bigger an object is the faster it collapses. Even a bacilli collapses acutely fast, and here we are talking about the Universe. But here [Pedro Gonzales Diaz, a late abstract physician whose work partially aggressive this study] asked me: “What the Cosmos interacts with?” and I answered nothing. There is annihilation but the Cosmos and there is annihilation it can collaborate with.

But, the more Yurov and Yurov explored the “many interacting worlds” (MIW) theory that says all breakthrough functions apparent physically in alternating realities (the cat is dead on one world, alive on another, and dancing the Cha Cha on another, etc.), the more they accomplished it not only makes sense, but the math and science seem to work out better if you assume everything, the cosmos included, has breakthrough features.

Per the study:

This implies that the reason the breakthrough phenomena are so brittle has annihilation to do with a “collapse of a wave function” (whatever that means) – in fact, such an object as a wave action is disposable and can be absolutely abhorred in the MIW formalism. No, the actuality of breakthrough phenomena relies solely on the mutual positions of the neighbouring “worlds” – when they are abundantly close, the breakthrough abeyant is alive and kicking; when they depart, the breakthrough abeyant abates and the particles become finer classical again.

The advisers then used their assumptions to come up with calculations that expand the “many worlds” theory to beset assorted universes, or multiverses. The big idea here is that, if the cosmos is a breakthrough object it must collaborate with commodity and that something is apparently other universes.

But what the analysis doesn’t explain, is our cosmos and aggregate in it would exist as commodity akin to a single qubit in a gigantic breakthrough computer spanning assorted universes simultaneously. If humans aren’t the bewitched assemblage who cause the breakthrough cosmos to “collapse” into classical absoluteness by barometer it, we might instead be cogs in the apparatus — maybe the cosmos is a qubit, maybe we’re the qubits. Perhaps we’re just noise that the universes ignore while they go about their calculations.

Maybe we do live in a computer simulation after all. But instead of being some avant-garde creature’s admired NPCs, we’re just bits of math that help the operating system run. 

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