Brian Whitworth

 Physical realism is the idea that the physical world is real in itself. Quantum realism is the alternative that the quantum world is real and it generates the physical world on demand as an interface, i.e. a virtual reality. For a brief intro see Listverse. Listverse2. Before you criticize read Quantum Realism FAQ. For a review of the reality alternatives see What is Reality? (Ver 2) 
Reality Levels Emerge
This project aims to reverse engineer the physical world, to propose an information structure to time, space and matter. It  offers a testable prediction of the simulation hypothesis, namely that matter evolved from light. Progress so far is as follows:

  Chapter 1.The Physical World as a Virtual Reality - Quantum theory and relativity imply that the physical world is a virtual reality.
Published as: Whitworth, B., 2010, The emergence of the physical world from information processing, Quantum Biosystems 2010, 2 (1) 221-249.
arXiv 2011 version  
Academia 2014 link

  Chapter 2. Simulating Space and Time - Explores how  time and space are virtually created within a network event flux. 
Published as: Whitworth, B., 2010, Simulating space and time, Prespacetime Journal, March 2010, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Page 218-243. 
arXiv 2011 version          
Academia 2014 link

  Chapter 3. The Light of Existence - The first light descended into lower electromagnetic frequencies by the expansion of space.
arXiv 2011 version  
Academia 2014 link 

  Chapter 4. The Matter Glitch: An Alternative to the Standard Model - Electrons, quarks and atoms evolved from the first light. Gives a testable prediction.
Academia 2014 link

  Chapter 5. Bit-shifting the Universe. Unifies relativity theory with quantum theory as a quantum processing output. In progress

  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
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. PodcastImagining our world as a virtual reality, A 2008 interview with Jeff Young of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Other links

 Jan 21 2008, Computerworld Interview,  Article pdf.... http://brianwhitworth.com/jan212008-computerworld.pdf  Text only 

  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.