Chapter 1.

Quantum Realism Part I. The Observed RealityChapter 1. The physical world as a virtual reality

Brian Whitworth, Auckland, New Zealand


“Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.”

Sir Arthur Eddington


We take our world to be an objective reality, but is it? The assumption that the physical world exists in and of itself has struggled to explain the findings of modern physics for some time now. An objective space and time should just be, but our space can contract and our time can dilate. Objective things should just exist but electrons in our world are probability of existence smears that spread, tunnel, superpose, and entangle in physically impossible ways. Cosmology also confirms that our universe just popped into existence over 14 billion years ago for no clear reason. This isn’t how an objective reality should behave!              Download Whole Chapter.                                                                                                      Next

QR1.1 A Strange World

QR1.2 What Is Reality?

QR1.3 The Physical Evidence

QR1.4 Implications

QR1.5 Evaluating Quantum Realism

QR1.6 A New Theory

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