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Contemporary physics, she argues, does not take into account counterfactuals and this “is getting in the way of progress.”
THE END OF REDUCTIONISM COULD BE NIGH. OR NOT. - FACTS SO ROMANTICSABINE HOSSENFELDERJUNE 18, 2021NAUTILUS
The laws of physics, expressed as counterfactuals, offer a chance for improvement.
OUR LITTLE LIFE IS ROUNDED WITH POSSIBILITY - ISSUE 102: HIDDEN TRUTHSCHIARA MARLETTOJUNE 9, 2021NAUTILUS
To further grasp the importance of counterfactual properties, and their difference from actual properties, imagine a computer programmed to produce on its display a string of zeroes.
OUR LITTLE LIFE IS ROUNDED WITH POSSIBILITY - ISSUE 102: HIDDEN TRUTHSCHIARA MARLETTOJUNE 9, 2021NAUTILUS
With counterfactual information, AIs would be able to imagine possible futures on their own.
DO YOU WANT AI TO BE CONSCIOUS? - ISSUE 102: HIDDEN TRUTHSRYOTA KANAIJUNE 9, 2021NAUTILUS
A common thread across these examples is counterfactual information generation.
DO YOU WANT AI TO BE CONSCIOUS? - ISSUE 102: HIDDEN TRUTHSRYOTA KANAIJUNE 9, 2021NAUTILUS
There are lots of counterfactuals in quantum theory, but that’s true in classical physics too!
HOW TO REWRITE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS IN THE LANGUAGE OF IMPOSSIBILITYAMANDA GEFTERAPRIL 29, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
The goal of constructor theory is to rewrite the laws of physics in terms of general principles that take the form of counterfactuals — statements, that is, about what’s possible and what’s impossible.
HOW TO REWRITE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS IN THE LANGUAGE OF IMPOSSIBILITYAMANDA GEFTERAPRIL 29, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
So quantum theory has more counterfactuals, but you still need counterfactuals to fully express classical information theory and even classical thermodynamics.
HOW TO REWRITE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS IN THE LANGUAGE OF IMPOSSIBILITYAMANDA GEFTERAPRIL 29, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
There’s no counterfactual, as in no way to tease out what would have happened if the election hadn’t been held.
WHAT TWO STUDIES WITH VERY DIFFERENT FINDINGS CAN TELL US ABOUT VOTING IN A PANDEMICMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)NOVEMBER 2, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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WORDS RELATED TO COUNTERFACTUAL

  • amiss
  • askew
  • astray
  • at fault
  • awry
  • bad
  • counterfactual
  • defective
  • erratic
  • erring
  • erroneous
  • fallacious
  • false
  • faulty
  • fluffed
  • in error
  • inaccurate
  • inexact
  • miscalculated
  • misconstrued
  • misfigured
  • misguided
  • mishandled
  • mistaken
  • not precise
  • not right
  • not working
  • off-target
  • on the wrong track
  • out
  • out of commission
  • out of line
  • out of order
  • perverse
  • rotten
  • sophistical
  • specious
  • spurious
  • ungrounded
  • unsatisfactory
  • unsound
  • unsubstantial
  • untrue
  • wide
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