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It is often asked of me at dinner parties how one can have spent so much time and intellectual endeavour elucidating the Reality Test without ever making any pronouncement or indeed hint at why white rabbit phenomena attend each and every incidence of the aforementioned test. Well, in the interests of broadening the discourse at such scintillating social engagements I shall here put before you a new, yes new, interpretation of the reality test.

I must however start with a disclaimer and an over-simplified recap of the central thesis of my previous work Schrödinger’s Rabbit.

The disclaimer: what I am proposing here is no more than a theory, ultimately a tool to facilitate further research. One could of course question 'which is more real?' The Double Slit Experiment interpretation , or this new Vector interpretation. I would contend that both have their uses and that I should be the last person to rate the Reality Index of either.
In a Reality Test, the subject is asked which is more real; phenomena a or phenomena b?
In Schrödinger’s Rabbit I attempted to provide some elucidation of the Reality Test by comparing it to the Double Slit Experiment - that tricky old curmudgeon which fired the starting gun for the great Quantum Physics sack race.
The test subject is the electron and the question is the plate with the two holes (see diag). By choosing one half of the binary pair as 'more real' the subject is facilitating a form of wave function collapse or causing their universe to split in accordance with the many worlds theory.

By making that choice the test subject is picking one of two realities.

The key area of interest here for the testers is what is known as 'justification space' - the area inhabited directly after the question is answered.

With the Vector Interpretation we consider the question to be composed of two vectors - vector a and vector b.
These vectors meet at the position of the test subject.

In choosing one 'reality' over another the subject is creating a new vector which although seemingly one of the original pair, will now have a direction and magnitude influenced by the vector which has seemingly been discarded.

This energy taken from the vector collision, can readily be seen in the way that a test subject will be more likely to give the same answer again immediately upon being confronted with the same question pair, without contemplation. Once yellow has been decided as more real than purple, purple is not likely to get another look-in, indeed this may subtly colour other decisions of the test subject. The sacrifice of one half of the pair in this way, lends its energy to belief in that which was chosen.

The keen observer will note that not all of the energy from the discarded vector is absorbed by the chosen vector. What happens to this missing energy?

It is 'lost' in Rabbit Space...