Objective reality does not exist

Objective reality does not exist

From this article at MIT Technology Review:

“Massimiliano Proietti at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and a few colleagues say they have performed this experiment for the first time: they have created different realities and compared them. Their conclusion is that Wigner was correct—these realities can be made irreconcilable so that it is impossible to agree on objective facts about an experiment. .[…] ‘This calls into question the objective status of the facts established by the two observers,’ say Proietti and co.” […] Proietti and co’s result suggests that objective reality does not exist. In other words, the experiment suggests that one or more of the assumptions—the idea that there is a reality we can agree on, the idea that we have freedom of choice, or the idea of locality—must be wrong.”

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Paul Watson

Reading the article. I’ve never had this intuition before, and its not based on anything I’d call reason, but it seems inevitable to me that at some point when you drill down far enough into the subatomic / quantum world, that what can reasonably be called a reality would break down. Maybe it that you need enough complexity in any given physical world, or enough interacting components, for an objective reality to emerge?

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Paul Watson

Reading the article, this happened: I’ve actually never had this intuition before, and its not based on anything I’d call reason, but as I sit here drinking whisky right now, it seems INEVITABLE to me that, at some point when you drill down far enough into the subatomic / quantum world, that what can reasonably be called a reality would break down. Maybe it is that you need enough complexity in any given physical world, or enough different interacting components, for an objective reality to emerge? Maybe the neural correlates of consciousness (whatever they may turn out to be, exactly)… Read more »

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