QR4.1 What is Matter?

Quantum realism explains space, time and light as follows:

  • Space. Space as null processing is both something and nothing.
  • Time. Time as processing cycles completed “dilates”, as Einstein says it does.
  • Light. Light as one process distributed more or less explains the unity of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Figure 4.1. If a photon is space stretched out, what is matter?

The challenge now is to explain matter using the same quantum processes used for space, time and light (Figure 4.1). If the model can’t explain matter it fails, making the results so far mere curiosities. Current physics explains matter using the particles of the standard model. Quantum realism must explain everything it does and more to succeed