Academic journal article Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

Solution to David Chalmers's "Hard Problem"

Academic journal article Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

Solution to David Chalmers's "Hard Problem"

Article excerpt

"LETS MAKE NO MISTAKE THE COMPETITION FOR A QUANTUM COMPUTER IS THE NEW ARMS RACE. THE COMPETITION TO CREATE THE FIRST LARGE SCALE QUANTUM COMPUTER IS HEATING UP. THE COUNTRY THAT DEVELOPS ONE FIRST WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO CRIPPLE MILITARIES AND TOPPLE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY."

NATIONAL REVIEW (MAY 2017)

Jack Sarfatti was a leading member of the 'Fundamental Fysiks Group' an informal group of physicists in California in the 1970s who, according to a historian of science MIT Physics Professor David Kaiser "Little could Herbert, Sarfatti, and the others know and the subtle reasons for its failure--would help launch a billion dollar industry.... at the heat of today?s quantum encryption technology?

HISTORY

MIT physics professor David Kaiser in "How The Hippies Saved Physics" describes how Werner Erhard asked one of us (Sarfatti) to solve the hard problem" back in 1974 when he funded the Physics Consciousness Research Group (PCRG). (2)

Our basic ansatz to solve the hard problem is that "active quantum information" Bohm-Aharonov advanced destiny and retarded history physical waves are intrinsically mental. Qualia are excitations in them directly imprinted by the back-reaction of the classical material beables that are missing in all competing non-Bohmian interpretations of quantum mechanics. (iii)

The framework presented combines work by a several authors. Antony Valentiniiv showed that the breakdown of Born's Rulev leads to EPR entanglement signaling, which via ER = EPRvi corresponds to particles moving through traversable ER wormhole closed timelike curves (CTC). David Deutsch, Huw Price, Seth Lloyd et-al showed that CTC loops can lead to quantum computations that can solve NP-hard problems. Roderick Sutherland has provided a Lagrangian formalism fully describing Bohm's formalism within Yakir Aharonov's locally retrocausal weak measurement TSVF framework that does not require configuration space for many-particle entangled states. (vii) A back-reaction interaction between advanced and retarded Bohm--Aharonov "active information" pilot waves and their classical "beables" emerges extending orthodox QM to a larger PQM theory when one includes sources for the quantum potential. This implies the quantum pilot wave probability flow is not conserved and therefore leads to a violation of Born's Rule that leads to entanglement signaling in violation of the now familiar no-go theorems of orthodox (waves no particles) quantum cryptography. Therefore, the ansatz ER=EPR applied to quantum systems, and not only to cosmological models, together with local retrocausality and back-reaction leads to entanglement signaling via CTC loops. The emergent description of reality using these assumptions is referred to as PQM. Finally, the supposition of a "sub-quantum hidden variable level" is no longer needed any more than Einstein needed the unobservable classical aether in 1905. The so-called "hidden variables" are, in fact, the classical macroscopic h-independent parts of Sutherland's Lagrangian.

Most researchers believe that irrespective of the specific mechanism leading to the emergence of consciousness, consciousness itself is either embedded, or highly correlated, with the physical structure of the brain. A physical theory of consciousness should also allow for the performance of certain activities that seem to require the solution of NP-hard problems. Hameroff has suggested that based on anesthesia research microtubules are significant in the emergence of consciousness.

The framework presented builds on these ideas. It is argued that life in general, and consciousness specifically, emerges as a nonlinear effect of the back-reaction potential under certain conditions. This creates long-distance correlations that play a key role in biological molecules. (viii) Specifically, the back-reaction potential gives rise to consciousness when two conditions are met:

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