The trouble with many worlds


In today’s video I want to tell you why I am not a fan of the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. It’s not the many worlds. I don’t a priori have a problem with those. It’s that I think you do not gain anything from this reinterpretation.

First, I briefly explain the basics of quantum mechanics: everything (yes, really everything) is described by a wave-function, and this wave-function changes according to the Schrödinger equation. Then, we have in the Copenhagen interpretation (and Copenhagen-like interpretations) an additional assumption: the measurement postulate.

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