1 December 2022

What is the multiway graph

in Wolfram Physics?

Thanks for waiting a week without The Last Theory as I relocated to my winter quarters in the Yukon!

Today’s content is a milestone in my exploration of Wolfram Physics.

In my article Where to apply Wolfram’s rules? I introduced a radical idea.

When we’re applying a rule to a graph in Wolfram Physics, there are generally many possible places in the graph we could apply the rule, giving us many possible next states of the universe.

Here’s the radical idea: rather than choose *one* of these possible universes, we choose *not* to choose. Instead, we keep each of them in mind.

The trouble is, if we choose *not* to choose, the number of possible universes we have to keep in mind gets extremely large extremely quickly.

To help us visualize all these possible universes, we’re going to need the multiway graph.

It’s a crucial idea in Wolfram Physics.

The multiway graph will allow us to derive aspects of quantum mechanics from Wolfram Physics.

It’ll lead us to a concept of the *observer* that promises to resolve issues related to the collapse of the wavefunction that have plagued quantum mechanics ever since Schrödinger put his metaphorical cat into a metaphorical cage.

And maybe, just maybe, it’ll lead us to a model of consciousness itself.

Mark

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