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**A New Physics of The Matrix: The World as a Holographic Simulation** Sky Nelson-Isaacs (Theiss Research, El Cerrito, CA ) **P1**

In seeking a physical theory of Jungian synchronicity, it has been proposed that quantum mechanics can be formulated in the language of holograms. Key equivalencies between the mathematics of quantum wavefunction propagation and that of optical diffraction are investigated, with ontological implications for the nature of time and the present moment. The wavefunction is formulated as a 4-dimensional distribution over time instead of the usual 3-dimensional wavefunction which change in time. Therefore, the wavefunction is static: it exists all-at-once across spacetime (and equivalently across the frequency domain) and cannot evolve. Yet just as a static holographic film encodes all the possible viewing angles for an object, the static 4D wavefunction has encoded within its interference patterns the system's equation of motion or trajectory. Hence the dynamic behavior of physical objects can be captured in static holographic interference patterns in the spacetime and frequency domains, providing a viable framework for a holographically simulated world. From this framework follow ontological implications for consciousness and testability. The path of motion of an object is to be treated as-a-whole. Therefore, the "actual" location in spacetime of an object and the present moment or "now" are not well-defined. Only interaction events can be tracked and these are observer-dependent, consistent with a dreamlike simulated world. Three recent entanglement experiments in optics are discussed. This holographic model emphasizes choice as the means by which conscious entities interact with the world, thus highlighting the role of consciousness in the evolution of the cosmos. The theory is neutral monist and is consistent with the theory of karma.