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

5.   How does quantum processing differ from the physical processing? Why is it so powerful? (QR2.1.5)

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 our universe be centralized or distributed? Explain why. (QR2.2.4)

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

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

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

13.   Compare an extra dimension curled up in our space with one that contains our space. (QR2.2.8)

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

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

16.   Traveling at near light speed slows down your time, so does this mean you live longer? (QR2.3.1)

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

18.   Why can’t quantum entities go back and forth in time? (QR2.3.3)

19.   If three dimensions of the quantum network represent space, what does the fourth represent? QR2.3.4)

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

21.   What caused the initial inflation of the universe and what stopped it? (QR2.4.2)

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

23.   How could a quantum network avoid transfer failures? (QR2.4.4)

24.   Is the vacuum of space empty or full, and if full, what is it full of? (QR2.4.5)

25.   Why is theoretical physics no longer advancing? (QR2.5.1)

26.   What can science do when a theory no longer generates new knowledge? (QR2.5.2)

27.   Do the equations of quantum theory describe what is imaginary or what is real? Justify. (QR2.5.3)

28.   If the equations of quantum theory describe nothing, why do they predict physical events? (QR2.5.3)

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

30.   If quantum waves are processing waves, how does that change our understanding of quantum theory? (QR2.5.4)