Single-world interpretation, 2

The correct meaning of Hugh Everett’s thesis should not be “many-(different)-worlds interpretation”. Instead, it should refer to the fact that the whole universe is described by a single wavefunction, which is a superposition a lot of eigenstates. Also the wavefunction of the universe can never collapse since there is no “environment” for it to have decoherence with. 

Macroscopically, a lot of, if not all, the eigenstates are corresponding to one single classical reality, e.g.

1 + 1 + 2 = 4

1 + 3 + 0 = 4

So there are no multiple (different) universes. Even if the universe is a superposition of several distinct macrostates, the wavefunction cannot collapse to a single macrostate, because there is no “environment” for it to lose information to.

— Me@2011.10.06

— Me@2011.10.18

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