Sunday, January 16, 2005

CIA Remote Viewing Experiments 1970's

BTW Victor, as far as I know I am the only one who has linked RV to signal nonlocality with possible exception of Brian Josephson and Fotini Pallikari though I am not aware if they explicitly say it definitively in writing? This is the main focus of my talk in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 24, 2005 7th International Conference on Science and Consciousness. This is the physics for the CIA/DIA/SRI RV work of Puthoff & Targ.

On Jan 16, 2005, at 8:05 PM, Victor Martinez wrote:


Here's a paper I found which purports to explain Drs Puthoff/Targ's RV
work; I like his explanation much better than Antony Valentini's at:

I have a degree/teaching credential in journalism/English, NOT in
physics! –

Yes, this is exactly what I have been talking about. The macro-quantum theory is nonlinear in the sense below. The giant vacuum coherent Tsunami local "world hologram" wave Psi obeys an equation in ordinary space something like

D^uDuPsi + m^2Psi + b|Psi|^2Psi ~ 0

Where Du is the Einstein general relativity covariant partial derivative

m^2 < 0, b > 0

The all important nonlinearity is the term b|Psi|^2Psi

We also have a formally similar local hologram giant quantum wave that pilots our brain function. That is our conscious mind field. We are conscious because there is direct feedback from the material brain to the mind field from the nonlinearity presponse term absent in micro-quantum theory. PW Anderson in "More is different" showed that the giant quantum wave has a "phase rigidity" that makes it immune to the environmental decoherence of Zurek that Tegmark attacked Penrose and Hameroff with.

Stapp had a detailed model of a nonlinear QM of mind with application to retro-PK paranormal data. Physics Today virtually roasted Stapp alive for his heresy even though his paper is not wrong.

This is the important part:


This prohibition against superluminal communication, as stated above, is a part of standard quantum mechanics. However, this prohibition is broken if quantum mechanics is allowed to be slightly "non-linear", a technical term meaning that when quantum waves are superimposed they may generate a small cross-term not present in the standard formalism. Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate for his theoretical work in unifying the electromagnetic and weak interactions, investigated a theory which introduces small non-linear corrections to standard quantum mechanics [13]. The onset of non-linear behavior is seen in other areas of physics, e.g., laser light in certain media, and, he suggested, might also be present but unnoticed in quantum mechanics. Weinberg's non-linear QM subtly alters certain properties of the standard theory, producing new physical effects that can be detected through precise measurements.

Two years after Weinberg's non-linear QM theory was published, Joseph Polchinski published a paper demonstrating that Weinberg's non-linear corrections upset the balance in quantum mechanics that prevents superluminal communication using EPR experiments [14]. Through the new non-linear effects, separated measurements on the same quantum system begin to "talk" to each other and faster-than-light and/or backward-in-time signaling becomes possible. Polchinski describes such an arrangement as an "EPR telephone".

The Weinberg/Polchinski work had implications that are devastating for the Copenhagen representation of the wave function as "observer knowledge". Polchinski has shown that a tiny non-linear modification transforms the "hidden" nonlocality of the standard QM formalism into a manifest property that can be used for nonlocal observer-to-observer communication. This is completely inconsistent with the Copenhagen "knowledge" interpretation.

Thus, the Copenhagen interpretation is not "robust" because it is inconsistent with a tiny modification of the standard formalism. The transactional interpretation, on the other hand, can easily accommodate this modification of the formalism and is robust enough to be tested and verified (or falsified) by the same effect. If quantum mechanics has any detectable nonlinearity, we get a faster-than-light and backwards-in-time telephone.

But is quantum mechanics non-linear? Atomic physics experiments have been used by several experimental groups to test Weinberg's non-linear theory. So far, these tests have all been negative, indicating that any non-linearities in the quantum formalism are extremely small, if they exist at all. These negative results are not surprising, however, because the atomic transitions used involve only a few electron-volts of energy. If quantum mechanics does have non-linear properties, they would expected to depend on energy and to appear only at a very high energy scale and particularly at the highest energy densities. Weinberg-Polchinski tests should be made, if possible, with the highest energy particle accelerators. Perhaps then we can find out what connections might be made with Polchinski's EPR telephone."

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