- Jan 23, 2014
There's a thought experiment known as Quantum Immortality where if you have a non-zero chance of surviving, then you always observe that you survive, but from everyone else's perspective things play out as normal. However, it relies on the incorrect notion of "observation" requiring a conscious observer, and everything that follows from that. (It doesn't, one particle striking another counts as observation for QM purposes. Interaction causes collapse, not consciousness)You're right. Nobody has disputed him and it was never solved, either. It makes me wonder, though. Was he about to be sent to an alternate universe because he was about to die? I read a story on another thread that suggested that we don't truly die but switch universes.Are all time traveler claims a hoax? I couldn't say with any certainty.
Look at the story of Victor Goddard in 1935. He was a sane, well respected pilot who encountered a glimpse at the future when faced with potential death when his plane spiraled out of control. What did he have to gain? Or even prove? I believe he encountered a future for a split second while in a dire circumstance.