Greta wrote: ↑
January 21st, 2018, 8:26 pm
Does the non-physical experiential state actualise the quantum system or just focus on it?
If you think of the world as a quantum information matrix, then you have a huge sphere in relative space that is constantly rippling with information exchanges. A small portion of the information rippling through the quantum fabric are the thoughts of conscious beings. So one might expect that sensitive quantum systems could be buffeted by thought as they are by the photons bouncing off eyes and lenses.
The non-physical experiential state must actualize the quantum state. The reason is that there cannot be any state prior to that since there are potentially conflicting potentials. To more precisely understand what occurs, one must look into the relativistic wave equations, which are the Dirac and Klein-Gordon equations (not to be confused with relativistic quantum field theory). In these, the complex conjugate solution which suggested a negative time wave was initially rejected as irrelevant until the positron was experimentally confirmed. These equations are typically interpreted in a somewhat classical manner of "backward" or "retro-causation," but I think this is mistaken. What I take to be the semantic content of these equations is that there is an atemporal exchange process which only occurs with the actualization of the quantum state of the system by way of a non-physical experiential state. Indeed the concept of an "atemporal process" seems incoherent, but it only occurs between
actualized states, in which the quantum exchanges actually take place.
Regarding the possibility of the physical interacting with thought, I think this certainly occurs, although by different mechanisms. First, there is experimental evidence using Michaelson interferometers and double slit devices that there can be a mental interaction:
- Radin, D., Michel, L., Galdamex, K., Wendland, P., Rickenbach, R., & Delorme, A. (2012). "Consciousness and the double-slit interference pattern: Six experiments." Physics Essays, 25(2), 157-171.
Radin, D., Michel, L., Johnston, J., & Delorme, A. (2013) "Psychophysical interactions with a double-slit interference pattern." Physic Essays, 26(4), 553-566.
Radin, D., Michel, L., & Delorme, A. (2016) "Psychophysical modulation of fringe visibility in a distant double-slit optical system." Physics Essays, 29(1), 14-22.
Two very important points here considering the controversial nature of these experiments: 1. This is a mainstream peer-reviewed physics journal, not a parapsychology journal; and 2. Those that claim impossibility seem to fail to realize that the orthodox von Neumann formalization mathematically describes the psycho-physical interaction and is not causally closed.
Additionally, I do not believe that the information of consciousness is the same as the quantum information of physical systems. I think that philosophy of information is terribly confused and ambiguous, and the most significant mistake is lack of recognition of non-physical intrinsic information which composes experiential states. I think intrinsic information structures interact with the physical information system in "bubbles of experience" in relativistic inertial frames, and that psycho-physical interaction is described by orthodox quantum formalism. I also think that there is no information without experiential states, in that information is only formed in
experiential states and the atemporal quantum exchanges only occur between
actualized experiential states. While black hole theory has lead to the holographic information principle, which is a mainstream idea at this point, I think there is a mistake in its interpretation. Some physicists speculate that perhaps the information of the universe is found on the boundary of the whole universe and projected inside. While interesting speculation, I think it fails to take into account the rest of quantum theory, and I think that the information would be found on the boundary of the actualized experiential state
, and "holographically projected" by the non-physical experiential state. I must always point out, I am not claiming idealism in any way, shape, or form. The quantum information described in physics has an ontologically objective mode of existence, not subjective.