Seven

Disrupting Your Mind . . . Rearranging Reality

WHEN ALBERT EINSTEIN PUBLISHED his general theory of relativity a century ago, even he could not have foreseen how drastically it would change the world. Einstein did not claim to discover a new species of moth nor was he offering a new theory about the cause of the dinosaurs’ extinction; he was proposing a radically different view of reality as it was understood at the time.

Although most of us think of quantum physics as unfathomably abstract, Einstein’s theory actually affects our lives on a daily basis. Without it, the Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices that are now nearly ubiquitous on smartphones across the world would not be possible. The incredibly precise information ...

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