Since I brought up Quantum Mechanics (QM), and since the problem I alluded to concerning the Copenhagen interpretation and the notions that result
from this assumption are related to this "simulation hypothesis" (as it is related to all the subjects spoken of in the Sir Roger Penrose video, i.e.
the examples I gave of pseudoscience in my previous comment), note the conclusions below from Freeman Dyson to clear up some matters concerning the
use of "quantum mechanical language" and "the role of the observer in QM":
1. "statements about the past cannot in general be made in quantum mechanical language...as a general rule, knowledge about the past can only be
expressed in classical terms". Lawrence Bragg, joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915, mentioned: "everything in the future is a wave,
everything in the past is a particle".
2. "the role of the observer in QM is not to cause an abrupt reduction of the wave packet with the state of the system jumping discontinuously at the
instant when it's observed. The picture of the observer interrupting the course of natural events is unnecessary and misleading. What really happens
is that the quantum description of an event ceases to be meaningful as the observer changes the point of reference from before the event to after it.
We don't need a human observer to make QM work, all we need is a point of reference, to seperate the past from the future, to seperate what has
happened from what may happen, to seperate facts from probabilities."
For details and the justifications for the conclusions above, see the video below. Also note the point made at 22:02: "therefore no such wave function
can exist" (in relation to what he's talking about there). 21:23 - 23:56, keypoints at 22:05, 22:45 and 23:06 (the introduction may also be of
interest especially starting at 0:30 with the keypoints at 2:03 - 3:34 and 5:35 - 6:03):
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To be 💯 I'm actually using the concept of a simulated universe as a sort of metaphor to understand our relationship to God better. The Sims were
created in our image, and many times players love their sims and are sad when they die. However a game developer is so much more than a sim in every
way, beyond their comprehension.
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