This essay considers an interpretation of the AdS/CFT correspondence under which the bulk and the boundary emerge from a more fundamental discrete system that realizes the structure of an erasure-protection quantum error-correcting code (QECC). I consider the extent to which this view underwrites the claim that spacetime is a QECC (as some authors have suggested), and how it fits into recent schemes of realist interpretations of dualities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics|
|State||Accepted/In press - Jan 1 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- History and Philosophy of Science