The Trilogy Of Quantum Consciousness

What has initially started as an analogy to explain how the multiverse, quantum mechanics, free will and consciousness can all fit in the same phrase, has grown into three articles, each of them approaching the subject from a different perspective and with different goals.

Although the explanations and suppositions which I have formulated can be classified as pseudo-science, I prefer to consider this is a work of hard science fiction^, that is, “science fiction characterized by an emphasis on scientific accuracy or technical detail”.

However, do not be disappointed by the use of the word “fiction”. These articles are based on hard science (I have provided plenty of references), theories and experiments (such as the famous double slit experiment). The only thing “fiction” here is the use of various analogies and stating a few wild hypotheses.

The Quantum Super-System Applied To Everyday Life

This is the third article in a series discussing quantum mechanics and consciousness. It relies heavily on the previous two articles where I theorize that our consciousness switches from one universe to the next by means of choices made by our free will. These universes form a probability cloud called the multiverse^ which is, itself, part of a succession of such systems of varying complexity (either larger or smaller in scale than our universe). This stack of probability clouds is called the quantum super-system.

Using this hypothesis, we can find exotic explanations for certain aspects of life, while in the same time questions will arise regarding what (if anything) lies beyond our current existence.

The Quantum Super-System

Humanity is already capable of simulating fractions^ of the universe. We started with cave sculptures and, step by step, we have perfected the art of building entire worlds. We now delve into virtual reality and there are many more amazing technological breakthroughs that await. Eventually, we will probably end up being able to transport our entire sensory apparatus into universes of our own making. Are we the first iteration of this matter organization process?

The simulated reality hypothesis^ has been around for quite some time, but can we find some proof for its existence in the strange quantum behaviors that we’ve been observing? What if the hypothesis can be improved in a way that would resolve one of its biggest caveats: if this is a simulated reality, aren’t the simulators a simulation themselves?

Just like the Sun does not revolve around the Earth, it is quite probable that this universe itself is part of a larger system. One such system, the multiverse^, is a well-known theoretical concept in modern physics. Mysteries are often the source of all sorts of suppositions, from magic and gods to scientific theories; the paradox presented by the double slit experiment is no exception. I see it as a confirmation for the hypothesis of the multiverse, which reconciles a deterministic universe (devoid of free will) with the possibility that free will actually exists (in a probabilistic multiverse).

Free Will As A Function Of The Multiverse Can Explain Quantum Paradoxes

According to some, the functioning of the Universe in which we exist can be explained through a limited number of laws. So far, scientists have discovered quite a lot of these laws, which is why mankind now has a firmer grip on its future. Unfortunately, when talking about quantum mechanics, a lot of those rules are not applicable and a new kind of physics is required, one that comes with a plethora of new paradigms. Among the things which have eluded physicists for decades is reconciling general relativity with quantum mechanics.

I will argue that there is a connection between free will and behaviors observed in quantum mechanics, and I will offer my explanation of why the double slit experiment yields such results. I will start with a theory which is well known in physics: the multiverse^ (also known as parallel universes). This is closely related with one of the possible interpretations of the experiment: the “many worlds interpretation^”, a theory which can reconcile an uncertain, probabilistic universe with a predictable, deterministic one.

Her (2013)

Beautifully filmed and acted, unpredictable, brilliant and completely reasonable are just a few words I can say about “Her”. It has taken Hollywood four years to deliver a movie which I can rate as a solid maximum on any possible scale (it’s actually a lot better than the one I saw back in 2010). It’s very hard to talk about this movie in a few sentences, but here it goes (don’t worry, no spoilers).

“Her” depicts an incredibly reasonable future, parts of which are already here, parts of which will be with us very soon and parts of which are unlikely to happen that soon (Artificial Intelligence). Images are crisp and lighting is used with such mastery that it envelops the entire cinematic in a luxurious veneer which evokes a feeling similar to the awe that overcomes you when you are in front of a great masterpiece.