When one takes into account gravitation, the measurement of space and time cannot be carried out with infinite accuracy. When quantum mechanics is reformulated taking into account this lack of accuracy, the resolution of the measurement problem can be performed via decoherence without the usual pitfalls. The resulting theory has the same physical predictions of quantum mechanics with a reduction postulate, but is radically different, with the quantum states evolving unitarily in terms of the underlying variables. Gravitation therefore makes this worrisome situation, potentially leading to two completely different views of reality, irrelevant from an empirical point of view. It may, however, be highly relevant from a philosophical point of view. © 2008 World Scientific Publishing Company.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
International Journal of Modern Physics D
Gambini, R., & Pullin, J. (2008). Quantum cosmic censor: Gravitation makes reality undecidable. International Journal of Modern Physics D, 17 (13-14), 2535-2538. https://doi.org/10.1142/s0218271808014047