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- Many Worlds as Many Histories?

I was reading this paper from George Smoot (https://arxiv.org/abs/1003.5952) where he assumes the holographic principle as true and conjectures that our universe would be encoded on the "surface" of an apparent horizon as the weighted average of all possible histories. In that way, there would be one world (or universe) that would be the average among all possible worlds.

However, I am not sure if Smoot refers to our Universe is the actual one in the sense that this is the one that we observe while the other histories would exist as different worlds (like in the Many Worlds Interpretation).

Can anyone find anything in the article that clarifies this (I've already tried but I didn't find anything)?

And if not, does anyone know what does Smoot think about the Many Worlds Interpretation?

However, I am not sure if Smoot refers to our Universe is the actual one in the sense that this is the one that we observe while the other histories would exist as different worlds (like in the Many Worlds Interpretation).

Can anyone find anything in the article that clarifies this (I've already tried but I didn't find anything)?

And if not, does anyone know what does Smoot think about the Many Worlds Interpretation?