Last century, physics invented an amazing theory, a tale of quantum waves spreading at light speed that collapsed instantly to a physical event when observed. It made no sense because no physical wave could do that but it worked brilliantly! So physics decided to calculate quantum waves that spread, superpose, collide, collapse and entangle in physically impossible ways while at the same time denying those waves existed at all! This began the current era of fake physics, of equations that work based on theories that don’t. No-one noticed that quantum theory was an excellent description of how processing waves spread and restart on a network.
We now develop the view that quantum waves are processing waves. Processing waves spreading on a network can superpose when they overlap, collide when they overload, collapse when they reboot at a node, and entangle when the restart merges the processing. Quantum waves as processing waves can also explain relativity as described in Chapter 5. Quantum realism aims to use the equations of physics to define the quantum processing engine.
The assumption that quantum reality exists is no less valid than the naïve assumption that the physical reality we see exists of and by itself. Figure 2.15 summarizes the model now presented: a quantum server distributes processing on a quantum network until a node overloads and reboots to give a physical event.
Quantum realism is the case that a quantum reality we don’t see generates the physical world we do see as a virtual reality.
Table 2.1 given next compares quantum and physical realism for space and time so readers can decide for themselves which offers a better explanation of the facts.