Ron Garret gave a fascinating Google Tech Talk: “The Quantum Conspiracy: What Popularizers of QM Don’t Want You to Know.”
From the abstract:
It turns out that there is a simple intuition that makes almost all quantum mysteries simply evaporate, and replaces them with an easily understood (albeit strange) insight: measurement and entanglement are the same physical phenomenon, and you don’t really exist.
From two of his slides:
The classical universe is not “real”
- There is no (one) classical universe.
- There is only one quantum universe (which can be viewed as an infinite collection of classical universes).
This is not (quite) as strange as it seems.
- Even classical reality is not as we perceive it.
- We are not made of atoms, we are made of classical bits (Correlations without correlata – David Merman).
“We are our thoughts. … We are a simulation running on a quantum computer.” – Ron Garret