Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Good News for Ontological Interpretations of Quantum Theory
It has been further established that the speed of light is unbreakable, even by individual photons. This must mean that nonlocality does not involve signals faster than light. Thus what we call particles are epihenomenal. They are manifestations of some deeper substrate. QT has already ruled out various other possibilities (the most recent book on the subject is Anton Zeilinger's).
Good news if you're a fan of David Bohm. And good news if you like my essay “Here Comes Everything.” This result is in line with my OOO speculation on quantum theory there.
The actual paper is here.