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Zurek: "In other words, a question that is unaddressed and, indeed, obscured by MWI is the very central question of the interpretation of quantum theory: How does the unambiguous correspondence between the theory and our individual perceptions come about? The Many Worlds Interpretation avoids this issue by tacitly assuming the "consciousness" will perceive the wave function of the universe "branch by branch." In other words, the properties of consciousness are being in the end blamed for what appears to have happened in the course of the measurement. ...coupling to the environment does not settle all the problems of quantum measurement. ... Environmental superselection appears to me to be a hint about how to proceed rather than a means to settle the matter quickly."
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