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Quantum Computation and Time Asymmetry

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This paper considers the possibility that the world is a quantum computer. Accepting the argument that the world is a quantum computer leads to contradictions with the metaphysics of time that deny the reality of time. Further, metaphysicians who argue for the unreality of time based on physical arguments make assumptions in their models that contradict the quantum computational nature of the world and are not necessary.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Physics, Gonzaga University kincanon@gonzaga.edu Spokane, wa USA

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