How observers create reality

Brian Josephson
Cambridge University
Wheeler proposed that repeated acts of observation give rise to the reality that we observe, but offered no detailed mechanism for this. Here this creative process is accounted for on the basis of the idea that nature has a deep technological aspect that evolves as a result of selection processes that act upon observers making use of the technologies. This leads to the conclusion that our universe is the product of agencies that use these evolved technologies to suit particular purposes (MS based on lecture prepared for 2015 Lindau meeting, which the author was unable to attend).
Keywords creation  observers  post-mathematical science  mechanisms  circular theory
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