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Bohm interpretation

The Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics is an interpretation which postulates the existence of a non-local, universal wavefunction (Schrödinger equation) which allows distant particles to interact instantaneously. The interpretation assumes a single, nonsplitting universe (unlike the Everett many-worlds interpretation) and is deterministic (unlike the Copenhagen interpretation). It says the state of the universe evolves smoothly through time, with nothing like the collapsing wavefunctions in the Copenhagen interpretation. However, it does this by assuming a huge amount of hidden variables, which can never be measured directly.

The Bohm interpretation is not popular among physicists largely because it is considered very inelegant. However it is the basis of a number of books such as the Dancing Wu-li Masters[?] which purport to link modern physics with Eastern religions.

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