Chapter 2 Questions

The following questions are addressed in this chapter. They are better discussed in a group to allow a variety of opinions to emerge. The relevant section link is given after each question:

1.   Can information be defined in purely physical terms? Do so, or explain why it isn’t possible. (QR2.1.2)

2.   Does a hologram copy of physical events replay reality? What is missing? (QR2.1.3)

3.   If the universe is a virtual reality, what would be necessary to save and reload it? (QR2.1.3)

4.   How does quantum processing differ from the physical processing of our computers? (QR2.1.4)

5.   Can one copy a physical state? What about a physical event? What about a quantum state? (QR2.1.4)

6.   If the physical world is a virtual reality, what is the screen? What is its resolution and refresh rate? (QR2.2.1)

7.   State Zeno’s paradoxes. How does physics resolve them? How does quantum realism resolve them? (QR2.2.1)

8.   Is space something or nothing? If nothing, what transmits light? If something, what is it? (QR2.2.2)

9.   Would a network simulating the universe be centralized or distributed? Explain why. (QR2.2.4)

10.   If a quantum network generates space, why doesn’t it slow down as space expands? (QR2.2.4)

11.   Why do polar dimensions explain our space better than Cartesian dimensions? (QR2.2.5)

12.   How can space expand “everywhere at once”, as physics says? (QR2.2.6)

13.   What is the main problem of using a polar space? How is it resolved? (QR2.2.7)

14.   Is an extra dimension more likely to be curled up in our space or to contain our space? (QR2.2.8)

15.   If reality has a fourth dimension, why can’t we enter it? (QR2.2.8)

16.   If light is a transverse wave, like a wave on a lake, on what surface is it vibrating? (QR2.2.9)

17.   Traveling at near light speed slows down your time. Why doesn’t this let you live longer? (QR2.3.1)

18.   Is there any evidence for time travel in physics? Why is time travel in one location unlikely? (QR2.3.2)

19.   Why doesn’t quantum realism allow a quantum entity to go back and forth in time? (QR2.3.3)

20.   If three dimensions of the quantum network simulate space, what does the fourth represent? Is it time? (QR2.3.4)

21.   Why is cosmic background radiation from the early universe still all around us? (QR2.4.1)

22.   What caused inflation and what stopped it? (QR2.4.2)

23.   What happens if a data transfer in a simulation fails? How do our systems avoid this? (QR2.4.3)

24.   How might a quantum network avoid transfer failures? (QR2.4.4)

25.   Is the vacuum of space empty or full? Explain. (QR2.4.5)

26.   What is the “trouble with physics” today? (QR2.5.1)

27.   If theoretical physics is making no progress, what scientific alternative is there? (QR2.5.2)

28.   Do the current equations of physics describe what is imaginary or what really exists? (QR2.5.3)

29.   If the equations of quantum theory describe nothing, why do quantum events that don’t exist predict physical events that do? If something, how can science study what isn’t physical? (QR2.5.3)

30.   Is quantum realism a “God theory”? Why or why not? (QR2.5.3)

31.   How do quantum waves as processing waves change our understanding of quantum theory? (QR2.5.4)

Next