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Michael Barry

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- General relativity states that gravity is a side-effect of the geometry of space-time. So why does quantum mechanics state that gravity is a field. Surely this violates general relativity.

According to general relativity, gravity is simply the side-effect of bending the geometry of space-time. As a thought experiment imagine a 3D image being projected from a 2D hologram - the distance between the actual 2D pixels in the 2D plane always remains constant, yet depending on the shape (bend it slightly) of the 2D hologram the virtual 3D voxels that represent the actual 3D voxels appear to move relative to each other. The real 2D distance is constant yet the virtual 3D distance is dynamic and relative and appears to morph as you bend the 2D plane. This means that gravity is a holographic illusion and not an actual force field (at least this is how I interpret it). So why does quantum mechanics state that gravity is a field, thus contravening general mechanics definition of gravity?

Does quantum mechanics take into account the geometry of space? After all space must exist, even at the quantum level, and ought to follow the same geometric principles. If two quantum particles are gravitating toward each other, why can't QM simply say that the particles are bending space-time just like the planets in space do.

I realize that it's most likely my interpretation that is lacking and I'm simply trying to understand what is actually going on here.

Does quantum mechanics take into account the geometry of space? After all space must exist, even at the quantum level, and ought to follow the same geometric principles. If two quantum particles are gravitating toward each other, why can't QM simply say that the particles are bending space-time just like the planets in space do.

I realize that it's most likely my interpretation that is lacking and I'm simply trying to understand what is actually going on here.

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