36: David Albert on Quantum Measurement and the Problems with Many-Worlds
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Quantum mechanics is our best theory of how reality works at a fundamental level, yet physicists still can’t agree on what the theory actually says. David Albert is one of the leading figures in the foundations of quantum mechanics today, and we discuss the measurement problem and why it’s so puzzling. Then we dive into the Many-Worlds version of quantum mechanics, which is my favorite. It is not David’s favorite, so he presents the case as to why you should be skeptical of Many-Worlds.