QUANTUM REALISM

Brian 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) 
Reality Levels Emerge
This project aims to reverse engineer physics. It gives a processing basis for time, space and matter. It predicts that matter evolved when light collided. Progress so far is:

  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 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
         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. 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.