QUANTUM REALISMBrian Whitworth
Physical realists believe the physical world is real in itself while quantum realists believe it is generated on demand by the quantum world, i.e. a virtual reality.
For a brief intro see TenReasonWhyOurUniverseIsVirtual and TenConclusionsOfQuantumRealism.
Also check out the Quantum Realism FAQ and What is Reality? (Ver2)
§ Chapter 1.The Physical World as a Virtual Reality - Quantum theory and relativity imply that the physical world is a virtual reality.
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.
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 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
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.