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The Invisible Reality: The Wonderful Weirdness of the Quantum World

Good evening.

Thank you.

About a hundred years ago,

a single generation of physicists...

their work caused a radical upheaval in our understanding of the natural world,

our understanding of reality.

And its kind of surprising that, you know, 100 years later,

These insights have not been

widely absorbed

by the general public, but

what is the case is that our

culture has certainly

adopted the language of quantum

mechanics, because for instance,

If we take a look at things

like the quantum

sleeper.

Every loving couple

should have one of these.

It gives protection from biochemical

terrorist attacks,

protection from natural disasters, from kid knappers

stalkers. It's a bullet proof

safe room; and you just have to

sleep inside, sort of like...like...

like dracula. Umm...

What I'd like to

do here tonight, though, is

just go a little bit

further

than the language.

of quantum physics

and try to give you a sense

of the logical progression

of ideas

that led

to this new picture of reality that you saw a little bit

about in the previous video sequence

and then we'll take

up some of the ideas

that physicists are still struggling with

today. So, what I'd like

to do toward that end

is, basically look

at a sequence

of experiments - each one of which

is pretty simple

to describe. Pretty simple

to explain.

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