Does the Universe Have a Hard Drive?
European Scientific Journal 13(3) (2017) 1-6, Invited Editorial
6 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2016 Last revised: 1 Feb 2017
Date Written: December 3, 2016
We discuss an apparent information paradox that arises in a materialist's description of the Universe if we assume that the Universe is 100% quantum. We discuss possible ways out of the paradox, including that Laws of Nature are not purely deterministic, or that gravity is classical. Our observation of the paradox stems from an interdisciplinary thought process whereby the Universe can be viewed as a "quantum computer". Our presentation is intentionally nontechnical to make it accessible to as wide a readership base as possible.
Keywords: quantum computer, universe, laws of nature, physics, information, paradox, gravity, hard drive, storage, Standard Model, string theory
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