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International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 25–29 | Cite as

Time-reversed information transmission

  • Lila L. Gatlin
Article

Abstract

Tolman's paradox forbidding time-reversed information transmission is nonexistent and rests only on our ingrained thought processes involving hidden, unnecessary assumptions. When the assumption of a passive channel is removed, the paradox cannot be derived and information can flow intermittently or nondeterministically from the future over a simple computer with at least one independent decision-making component.

Keywords

Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Simple Computer Information Transmission 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lila L. Gatlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Statistics DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley

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