The problem with quantum uncertainty

Quantum physics is at the moment not yet a theory, argues Tim Maudlin, because quantum mechanics is still just a recipe, a formalism, that offers no ontological view of the world. I fully agree.

Gerard ’t Hooft still hopes for a theory describing an objective reality that would be based on information.

Roger Penrose hopes to find the solution for quantum physics and consciousness in the interaction between the microtubules in our neurons, gravity and consciousness.

Chiara Marletto mainly points out the incompatibility between the ‘sharp’ theory of relativity and the ‘blurry’ quantum world but does not offer a way out.

Philip Ball wholeheartedly acknowledges non-locality, the absence of properties of the quantum object until the object is measured, but offers us only words with no ontological comfort, so that we should just content ourselves with the weirdness for it to go away.

Watch and listen.

The Problem With Quantum | Roger Penrose, Gerard ‘t Hooft, Chiara Marletto, Phillip Ball © The Institute of Art and Ideas