‘Quantum Weirdness’ and ‘Many Interacting Worlds’


Recently, the new “many interacting worlds” (MIW) theory of quantum mechanics has received a lot of popular press, in venues such as Nature, New Scientist, and The Huffington Post. This theory provides one possible explanation or interpretation of the “weird” phenomena observed in quantum experiments.

I’m writing to explain in basic terms how I was led to create what has come to be called MIW theory, how it works, and what it might mean. I stress at the outset, though, that this new theory does not prove anything definitive about the true nature of quantum reality, at least not yet. That’s because no experiments have been performed that distinguish the predictions of MIW theory from standard quantum theory.

What MIW theory does do is to significantly broaden the scope of what might really be out there. That’s because other interpretations of quantum mechanics assume the existence of a special kind of quantum wave called the “wavefunction.” MIW theory, on the other hand, makes the same predictions without using any wavefunction.

For slightly to greatly more advanced treatments, see here, here, here, here, and here.

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