@inproceedings{e9801d6cf39c4537b8d22b3ef96d2dd1,

title = "Observer localization in multiverse theories",

abstract = "The progression of theories suggested for our world, from ego- to geo- to helio-centric models to universe and multiverse theories and beyond, shows one tendency: The size of the described worlds increases, with humans being expelled from their center to ever more remote and random locations. If pushed too far, a potential theory of everything (TOE) is actually more a theories of nothing (TON). Indeed such theories have already been developed. I show that including observer localization into such theories is necessary and sufficient to avoid this problem. I develop a quantitative recipe to identify TOEs and distinguish them from TONs and theories in-between. This precisely shows what the problem is with some recently suggested universal TOEs.",

keywords = "Computability, Observer localization, Ockham's razor, Predictive power, Universal theories, World models",

author = "Marcus Hutter",

year = "2011",

language = "English",

isbn = "9814335606",

series = "Proceedings of the Conference in Honour of Murray Gell-Mann's 80th Birthday: Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles, Quantum Cosmology and Complexity",

pages = "638--645",

booktitle = "Proceedings of the Conference in Honour of Murray Gell-Mann's 80th Birthday",

note = "Conference in Honour of Murray Gell-Mann's 80th Birthday on Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles, Quantum Cosmology and Complexity ; Conference date: 24-02-2010 Through 26-02-2010",

}