In a quantum mechanical world, we aren’t really touching anything


MC Hammer

From Michio Kaku to MC Hammer, great thinkers in recent decades have proclaimed that the reality of our universe is such that you technically “can’t touch this”. Or that. Or anything.

We don’t actually touch anything that we think we’re touching, nor does anything ever actually touch us. In fact, the various components of our own bodies are technically not even touching each other. It’s a hard concept to grasp, but the folks over at Minute Physics do a decent job of helping us make sense of it all in their most recent video:

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