What Is Reality

Time traveler Matt Miller stands with back to us before a mountain lake

What Is Reality

The reason I’m thinking about space-time and reality is that I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what Brian Palmer, a character in my first and third books in the Matt Miller in the Colonies series would say about this topic. Brian Palmer has gained a hyper-intelligent mind from too much time travel. I am left with using my less than hyper-intelligent brain to record the words from his mouth, hoping they will offer me and everyone else some insight into space-time and reality. Brian Palmer would be aware of the Copenhagen Interpretation. In a nutshell, the Copenhagen Interpretation, formulated by Neils Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, says that physical systems do not have definitive properties until the system is measured. By measured, we mean that they are sensed in some way by the human mind using one of our five senses. The Copenhagen Interpretation postulates that the movie hasn’t actually played until you have watched it because it’s still in the realm of all possible futures. Has the Copenhagen Interpretation ever been confirmed experimentally in a way that we can understand? Stay tuned, but until then, look up the Delayed Choice Experiment, performed by physicist, John Wheeler.