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Information Loss in Black Holes and/or Conscious Beings?

@article{Page1994InformationLI,
  title={Information Loss in Black Holes and/or Conscious Beings?},
  author={Don Nelson Page},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={1994}
}
  • D. Page
  • Published 25 November 1994
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
In 1976 Stephen Hawking proposed that information may be lost from our universe as a pure quantum state collapses gravitationally into a black hole, which then evaporates completely into a mixed state of thermal radiation. Although this proposal is controversial, it is tempting to consider analogous processes that might occur in certain theories of consciousness. For example, one might postulate that independent degrees of freedom be ascribed to the mental world to help explain the feeling of a… 
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