The consensus seems to be that practical applications of quantum physics work, . . . but no one knows why or how. One up-and-coming practical application is quantum encryption. That’s being touted as a supremely secure way of protecting data.
But one person is healthfully skeptical: Tom Simonite, a writer for Wired magazine. He wrote a short piece about this topic in a recent issue.
Moreover, and more relevantly to this blog, the short piece is a work of literary genius. IMHO.
It’s called Angry Nerd: Don’t Fall for the Quantum Con. Read and learn and laugh and marvel at the literary-scientific wit!