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accepted How can the microstates be measured with zero energy expenditure?
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comment How can the microstates be measured with zero energy expenditure?
But consider a Demon with a very large memory. It can make the engines do a lot of work (i.e., run many cycles) before there must be any erasure. What happens to the entropy of this system?
Nov
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comment How can the microstates be measured with zero energy expenditure?
Thank you. I found your argument very clear. Just one point: do you agree with this: Upon each erasure the entropy of the Demon (if isolated from environment) must increase by at least 1 bit (Landauer's principle), although this increase may be "subtly" dispersed out among the Demon's components as you pointed out. If so, then the total entropy of the system is already non-decreasing upon each erasure and there's no paradox anymore. Why wait for repeated erasure and the Berkenstein Bound?
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revised Are Thomas Breuer's subjective decoherence and Scott Aaronson's freebits with knightian freedom the same things in essence?
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Jul
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revised Are Thomas Breuer's subjective decoherence and Scott Aaronson's freebits with knightian freedom the same things in essence?
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Jul
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answered Are Thomas Breuer's subjective decoherence and Scott Aaronson's freebits with knightian freedom the same things in essence?
Jul
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comment Why can the entropy of an isolated system increase?
Entropy is ultimately a measure of our ignorance of the microstates of the system.
Jul
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answered What makes now special?
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Jul
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comment Why do we remember the past but not the future?
Down voters please explain why.
Jul
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comment Why do we remember the past but not the future?
The Laplace demon probably has no problem remembering both past and future. So maybe PAOT isn't a necessary consequence of TAOT, but the result of how our particular memory system adapts to TAOT?
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asked Why do we remember the past but not the future?
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asked How can the microstates be measured with zero energy expenditure?
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comment What happens in this revised double-slit experiment?
thank you for the explanation.
Mar
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comment Wheel locks and spinout
@KrisVanBael: Why is that?
Mar
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accepted Wheel locks and spinout