Quantum Mechanics and Metaphysics

Abstract The following essay explores the philosophical issues of quantum mechanics that arise regarding consciousness, determinism, and reality. After evaluating different approaches, it was found that the many-worlds interpretation acts as the best approach to quantum physics from the perspective of metaphysics, the branch of philosophy which deals with deep questions relating to topics such …

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Quantum Computing: How it all adds up

Introduction Quantum computing has taken the world by storm. Many believe that quantum computers have the potential to overtake even the fastest supercomputers, and for good reason. Quantum computers – unlike classical computers – rely on the peculiar phenomena of quantum mechanics. How, though, do these machines function? How do scientists realistically incorporate quantum ideas …

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