Re: Quantum accident survivor

From: Joao Leao <>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 10:42:13 -0500

scerir wrote:

> David wrote:
> > Furthermore if I witness a crash where someone dies can I assume that
> > the victim will survive in their own "world" so far as at least one
> > quantum branch of survivability seems possible?
> > David Kwinter
> In case, after the crash, there is somebody who is really dying
> (and who does not believe in MWI) you can also try this desperate
> procedure.
> - Measure on the dying subject, at the 'right' moment, that is to
> say when he is 'really' dying, the projection operator on the state
> 'psi';
> - There are chances that the state of the dying subject will become
> 'psi';
> - Then measure whether the resulting dying subject, in the state
> 'psi', is alive or dead;
> - There are chances it will turn out to be alive;
> - You can also repeat this procedure more times, in case of necessity.

I have heard that Schrodinger tried to revive his cat that way and found
out that it only works nine out of ten times...

(Sorry! I couldn't resist...)

-Joao Leao

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