QUANTUM REALISMBrian Whitworth
In physical realism the physical world is real in itself while in quantum realism it is the output of quantum processing, i.e. virtual.
For a brief intro see TenReasonWhyOurUniverseIsVirtual and TenConclusionsOfQuantumRealism or here for pdf version.
Also check out the Quantum Realism FAQ
§ Chapter 1.The Physical World as a Virtual Reality (2017) Makes the case that the physical world could be a virtual reality based on the facts of physics, and outlines a scientific method to reverse engineer physical reality Old versions are at: arXiv 2011 version Academia 2014 link
§ Chapter 3. The Light of Existence (2017) Explains the strange properties of light in processing terms, like the two-slit experiment and how it chooses a path after it arrives. Old versions arXiv 2011 version. Academia 2014 link
§ Chapter 4. The Matter Glitch: An Alternative to the Standard Model (2017) Explains the particles of the standard model as photon wave structures and makes the testable prediction that matter evolved when light collided. Old version: Academia 2014 link
§ Chapter 5. Matter Teleports. (2017) Applies the quantum processing model to special and general relativity, to explain how gravity, electric and magnetic fields move matter. Contains a Glossary of all the terms used so far.
§ Chapter 6. The Ego Illusion. Applies current psychology and neuro-psychology to the question of whether we have an "I". TODO§ Chapter 7. What is Reality? What support does quantum realism have in philosophy, religion and other works? TODO
A brief introduction is given here: What is Reality? (Version2)
§ Appendix 1. Quantum Realism FAQ Common questions about this theory
§ Appendix 2. FQXi Essay, Exploring the virtual reality conjecture, This 2010 essay was awarded a Fourth Prize. The ensuing discussion is also there.
Published as: Whitworth, B., 2011, The Virtual Reality Conjecture, Prespacetime Journal, Vol 2, No 9, p1404-1433. Includes an Annex of the online discussion that followed
§ Appendix 3. Podcast. Imagining our world as a virtual reality, A 2008 interview with Jeff Young of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
§ Jan 25 2008 Earthfiles Interview Linda used my ideas, wrote them up, then locked up the result as her own "members only" property that even I cant access.