The experiments are designed to provide evidence for or against the hypothesis that our reality is information based – or, in other words, that we are living in [that our so-called physical matter reality (PMR) is] a computed virtual reality.
In the process of accomplishing that, these experiments are also designed to explore, and perhaps clearly resolve, significant conflicts between five competing perspectives of the underlying fundamental nature of quantum physics:
- 1) The Copenhagen interpretation
- 2) Quantum Bayesianism (QBism)
- 3) Digital Physics
- 4) Many-worlds interpretation
- 5) Current standard QM theory
They may also shed some definitive light on the alleged connection between observers, consciousness, and quantum mechanics (QM).
That these experiments support anyone’s predictions is not what defines success here. These experiments, however they turn out, will provide a wealth of educational results and conclusions that will inform competing QM approaches, resolve multiple arguments with clear experimental data, and conclusively remove several unknowns now blocking the development of a more general understandings of QM developed from a VR perspective.
As this series of experiments progress, their results may suggest new experiments and may warrant the modification or withdrawal of old ones.
A more formal discussion of the experiments described in detail below can be viewed in the peer reviewed journal: International Journal of Quantum Foundations, June 17, 2017. Volume 3, Issue 3, pages 78-99 http://www.ijqf.org/archives/4105 (May be temporarily down for maintenance).