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Michael Cuffaro
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
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I argue that the many worlds explanation of quantum computation is not licensed by, and in fact is conceptually inferior to, the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics from which it is derived. I argue that the many worlds explanation of quantum computation is incompatible with the recently developed cluster state model of quantum computation. Based on these considerations I conclude that we should reject the many worlds explanation of quantum computation.
Keywords Quantum computation  Quantum mechanics  Many worlds  Everettian interpretation  quantum parallelism  quantum speed-up  cluster state  measurement based  one way  preferred basis problem
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DOI 10.1016/j.shpsb.2011.11.007
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