Can anyone help me understand a feature of the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum theory, please?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Many people (on this forum and elsewhere) say that the Many World's theory implies infinity parallel universes. I can understand why people think so. For example:

Suppose a photon is sent through a slit to hit a screen at any point. There are infinity points (of the power of the continuum) where the photon can hit the screen, so the Many Worlds theory implies the continuum number of universes, in each of which the photon hits at only one place.

Alternatively, we might say that the number of choices for a photon at any quantum event is always finite, however large. There may be infinity mathematical points on a screen where the photon can hit, but there are not infinity real physical points in space. This implies that space and time are atomic, however, and the problem with that idea is that, in the Many World's theory, classical physics is true in each parallel universe, and classical physics allows the infinite divisibility of space and time.

So my question is: does the Many Worlds theory imply infinity parallel universes, or is it an entirely finite theory? And if Many Worlds is entirely finite, then what happens to classical physics in each universe?

Thanks for your help.

Gordon.

P.s. Suppose we could design an experiment so the trajectory of the photon can follow every possible curve from source to target. As the infinity of curves is greater than the infinity of points on a surface, the Many Worlds theory implies an infinity of greater power than the continuum number.

And as for curves, so for surfaces (perhaps employing multiple photons); and the infinity of surfaces is even bigger than the infinity of curves.

If the Many Worlds theory implies a physical infinity, then what size infinity does it imply, or all of them?

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# Infinities and the Many Worlds theory

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