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Nelson - Retroactive Event Determination

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Retroactive Event Determination and the Interpretation of Macroscopic Quantum Superposition States in Consistent Histories and Relational Quantum Mechanics
Sky Nelson, 2009 Unaffiliated

Running Title: ³An Interpretation of Macroscopic Quantum Superposition States´ or ³Retroactive Event Determination´

Keywords:
Macroscopic quantum superposition, consistent histories, relational quantum mechanics, time, spacetime, retrocausation, framework, single-framework rule, synchronicity, meaningful coinc
Retroactive Event Determination and the Interpretation of Macroscopic Quantum Superposition States in Consistent Histories and Relational Quantum Mechanics
Sky Nelson, 2009 Unaffiliated

Running Title: ³An Interpretation of Macroscopic Quantum Superposition States´ or ³Retroactive Event Determination´

Keywords:
Macroscopic quantum superposition, consistent histories, relational quantum mechanics, time, spacetime, retrocausation, framework, single-framework rule, synchronicity, meaningful coinc

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Retroactive Event Determination and the Interpretation of MacroscopicQuantum Superposition States in Consistent Histories and RelationalQuantum Mechanics
Sky Nelson, 2009Unaffiliated
Running Title:³An Interpretation of Macroscopic Quantum Superposition States´or ³Retroactive Event Determination´Keywords:
Macroscopic quantum superposition, consistent histories, relational quantum mechanics,time, spacetime, retrocausation, framework, single-framework rule, synchronicity,meaningful coincidence, positivism, observer effect, measurement problem, delayedchoice experiment, retroactive event determination, existential behavior, many worlds
 
Retroactive Event Determination and the Interpretation of MacroscopicQuantum Superposition States in Consistent Histories and RelationalQuantum Mechanics
Sky Nelson, 2009
³The term µhappens¶ is restricted to the observation´
i
.Werner Heisenberg
Abstract:
We suggest a pair of postulates which unify two current models of quantumtheory into a broader picture of reality, giving a physical interpretation of MacroscopicQuantum Superposition (MQS) states. Relational Quantum Mechanics ([Rovelli]
ii
)(RQM) and Consistent Histories ([Griffiths]
iii
) (CH) are discussed and related to the postulates. By dropping the assumption that unobserved macroscopic events are ³in adefinite state´ determined independent of an observer, we arrive at a surprising butconsistent theory of quantum macroscopic reality (with fewer fundamental assumptionsabout everyday reality) that does not contradict experiment or everyday experience. As aresult, a concept herein termed ³retroactive event determination´ is extended from aquantum principle (in CH) to a macroscopic principle. Macroscopic events which havenot been observed by a particular observer are free to be retroactively determined.
Introduction
The Relational model¶s premise is that the state of any observable cannot be saidto be absolute, but rather is determined only from the point of view of a given observer 

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