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I have a wacky idea in a field I don't usually play in, and I would greatly appreciate feedback on it -- positive or, preferably, negative.

The basic idea is to derive quantum mechanics -- getting the path-integral formulation, quantum partition function, and wavefunction from basic information theory and a universal action reservoir.

I've written a few pages up on it here:

http://interstice.com/~aglisi/stuff/qm.pdf

It's a hand-wavy derivation, so I don't think it's publication quality. Nevertheless, I'd like to get the idea out there for others to play with. I'm not sure what to do with it. Paper airplane maybe?

The main argument against it I see is there's no apparent physical reason why a complex action, or complex anything, is reasonable.

Anyway, all feedback welcome. Thanks.

-Garrett

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# Quantum mechanics from a universal action reservoir?

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