Is “the Theory of Everything” Merely the Ultimate Ensemble Theory?☆

  title={Is “the Theory of Everything” Merely the Ultimate Ensemble Theory?☆},
  author={Max Tegmark},
  journal={Annals of Physics},
  • Max Tegmark
  • Published 1997
  • Physics
  • Annals of Physics
  • Abstract We discuss some physical consequences of what might be called “the ultimate ensemble theory,”, where not only worlds corresponding to say different sets of initial data or different physical constants are considered equally real, but also worlds ruled by altogether different equations. The only postulate in this theory is that all structures that exist mathematically exist also physically, by which we mean that in those complex enough to contain self-aware substructures (SASs), these… CONTINUE READING
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