Quantum realism (QR) is the view that what quantum theory describes is real. In physical realism, the physical world is real and the quantum world is imaginary, but in quantum realism, quantum processing generates physical events as a virtual reality and the physical world is just an interface. This view is compatible with science, logic and all the observations and equations of physics. In the Figure, physics is now a reality view, no different from computer science, psychology, biology, sociology and the other sciences. Hence the observer is as necessary to physics as it is to other sciences.
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Spanish Version (2018) Ramón Pérez Montero has translated Chapters 1-5 into Spanish before the 2019 update.
Chapter 4. The Matter Glitch: An alternative to the standard model (May, 2019). Explains how electrons, quarks and other matter evolved from the first light. Predicts that extreme light colliding will create matter. Download and Print.
Part II. The Observer Reality. Applies quantum realism to consciousness as the observer experience (in progress).
Chapter 6. Consciousness. Applies quantum realism to the hard question of consciousness (in progress).
Chapter 7. What is Reality? Quantum realism relative to past reality ideas from philosophy and religion (in progress).
Here is a short unpublished paper based on an online discussion: Alternatives to Physical Realism.
- Ten Reasons why our Universe is a Virtual Reality, 2014, A Listverse link.
- FQXi Essay, 2010, Exploring the virtual reality conjecture. This essay was awarded a Fourth Prize. In the ensuing discussion, many scientifically inclined people give their points of view.
- This Virtual World, Computerworld Interview, Jan 2008.