# Comment on `Quantum Solution to the Arrow-of-Time Dilemma' of L. Maccone arXiv:0802.0438

@inproceedings{Kupervasser2009CommentO, title={Comment on `Quantum Solution to the Arrow-of-Time Dilemma' of L. Maccone arXiv:0802.0438}, author={Oleg Kupervasser and Dimitri N. Laikov}, year={2009} }

A recent Letter by Maccone presents a solution to the arrow-of-time dilemma based on existing laws of quantum mechanics. He argues that all phenomena where the entropy decreases must not leave any information (in the observer's memory) of their having happened, the observer being a part of the whole system. He concludes that quantum mechanics is necessary to his argument, which he thinks does not otherwise work in classical mechanics. This Comment and the previously published Comment of…

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